Sarah Sears

PhD Candidate

Latin America & the Caribbean


Website:

https://sites.google.com/berkeley.edu/sarahsears/home

Research Interests:

  • US-Mexico borderlands
  • Environmental history
  • Latin America and the world
  • Twentieth century US

Awards & Fellowships:

  • Arizona Historical Society Research Fellowship (2023)
  • Dissertation Fellowship, University of California Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation (2022-2023)
  • John L. Simpson ABD Graduate Student Research Fellowship, UC Berkeley Global, International & Area Studies (2022-2023)
  • Pre-Dissertation Research Fellowship, UC Berkeley Global, International & Area Studies (2021)
  • Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award (Fall 2020)
  • Graduate Remote Instruction Innovation Fellowship (Summer 2020)
  • Atlantic 10 Postgraduate Scholarship (2018)

Teaching Experience:

Graduate Student Instructor, US History through Reconstruction (Fall 2021)

Graduate Student Instructor, Modern Latin America (Spring 2021)

Graduate Student Instructor, Becoming Latin America, 1492-1910 (Fall 2021)

Reader, Mexican American Histories (Spring 2022)

Reader, Immigrants and Immigration as US History (Summer 2021)

Education:

MA in History, UC Berkeley (2021)

BA in Latin American Studies, Davidson College (2018)