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Smiling professor of anthropology with glasses and yellow sweater at Cottey College



 Dr. Quick is a sociocultural anthropologist and an ethnomusicologist who studies contemporary heritage movements related to music, dance, and food.

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.

Her research interests span from Indigenous fiddle dances to food sovereignty, digital media, and community gardens.

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Recent Publications

Quick, Sarah. (accepted/In Press). Hungry Narratives turned on their Head (or danced on their toes?): Towards Decolonial Listening in Ethnohistorical Practice. Great Plains Ethnohistories: Interdisciplinary Approaches (Studies in the Anthropology of American Indians), edited by Andersson, Veyrie, & Logan, pp. 150-188. University of Nebraska Press.

2022 “Indian Rights for Indian Women: Kathleen Steinhauer, A First Nations Activist.” Profile for North American section of Gendered Lives: Global Issues, an OER and SUNY press textbook, eds. Nadine Fernandez and Katie Nelson.

2019 “Stereotype.” The SAGE Encyclopedia of Music and Culture, edited by Janet Sturman, Sage Publications, Inc., pp. 2079-2080.

2017 “Slow Tourism.” SAGE International Encyclopedia of Travel and Tourism, ed. Linda L. Lowry. Sage Publications, Inc., pp. 1117-1118, .

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.