Sara Dorow
Professor | Sociology WELM-Arts

I received a PhD in Sociology and MA in East Asian Studies from the University of Minnesota. During my graduate career I also studied at Beijing University and UC-Berkeley.


Since 2002 I have been at the University of Alberta, where I have served in a series of administrative positions: Founding Director of the Community Service-Learning program, and then Associate Chair (Graduate) and Chair in the Department of Sociology.


I was honoured to receive the Distinguished Early Academic Career Award from the Confederation of Alberta Faculty Associations in 2009, and a Woman of the Year Award (with Susanne Luhmann, Nat Hurley, and Lois Harder) in 2019 for our work in establishing Intersections of Gender as a signature area of research excellence at the University of Alberta. 


When not researching, teaching, writing, or administering, I garden, bike, and aspire to paint.




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