Sarah Quick, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Anthropology & Sociology

Sarah Quick

Dr. Quick is a sociocultural anthropologist and an ethnomusicologist who studies contemporary heritage performance by Native peoples in North America. She has a B.A. in Anthropology from the University of South Carolina, a M.A. in Anthropology from the University of Missouri-Columbia and a Ph.D. in Social-Cultural Anthropology from Indiana University where she also minored in ethnomusicology. She is currently working on her manuscript Signifying Multicultural Heritage: Native Peoples Fiddling and Jigging in Western North America for publication in the Folklore Studies in a Multicultural World series after being selected to join other first time book authors attending a multi-press workshop in 2012. She has just started a research project with students on farming technology and youth organizations, and also more recently she has researched local and slow food movements. She is interested in music/dance, ethnographic film, gender studies, heirloom seed-saving, southern heritage food, sustainable farming, community gardens and urban chickens.

Recent Publications

  • 2016 Southern Slow Foods: Ecological Awareness through Gourmet Heritage. In The Future in the Past: Historical Ecology Applied to Environmental Issues, edited by H. Thomas Foster, Lisa Paciulli, and David Goldstein, U of South Carolina Press, 147-156.
  • 2015 Western Prairies in North America. In The Ethnomusicologists’ Cookbook: Complete Meals from Around the World, volume 2 edited by Sean Williams, Routledge, 86-89.
  • 2013 Invaluable Intangibles: Raymond DeMallie, “fictive kin,” and contemporary heritage performance. Transforming Ethnohistories. Narrative, Meaning, and Community, edited by Sebastian Braun, 161-179. Norman, OK: U of Oklahoma Press.
  • 2012 “Frontstage” and “Backstage” in heritage performance: What ethnography reveals. Performance and Ethnography, guest editor Brian Rusted. Canadian Theatre Review 151: summer.
  • 2010 Two models in the world of Métis fiddling: John Arcand and Andy DeJarlis. In Crossing Over: Fiddle and Dance Studies from around the North Atlantic 3, ed. by Ian Russell and Anna Kearney Guigné, 114-129. (Aberdeen,UK: Elphinstone Institute, U of Aberdeen).
  • 2008 The Social Poetics of the Red River Jig in Alberta and Beyond: Meaningful Heritage and Emerging Performance. In Dance in Canada: Contemporary Perspectives. Ethnologies 30(1):77-101.

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