(Ph.D., Johns Hopkins
Chair, Associate Professor of Anthropology: 2004-
First Year at Colorado College: 1998
Office: Barnes 304
Phone Extension: 6359
Sociocultural anthropology, gender, political economy, African
diaspora; Latin America, Brazil.
Sarah Hautzinger is a socio-cultural
anthropologist with research on gender and power; her work
emphasizes the interrelatedness of interpersonal, community,
and state levels of violent conflict. Since 1990, she has
concentrated on the creation of all-women police stations
in newly democratizing Brazil, exploring how the women's movement
and state reform collaborated in an innovative measure with
transformative potential, but also riddled with contradictions.
In accompanying neighborhood-based studies, she investigated
how violence's role in performing masculinity has been affected
by criminalization. A book-length ethnography on this work
is in press (California, 2006). More recently, her work has
turned to the diffusion of by-men-for-men programs for batterers,
though international non-governmental organizations. Encounters
between international and local cultures may "train states"
and reform social pathologies, but also appear to homogenize
notions of gender and personhood. Sarah has also published
on economic anthropology collaborative work with Colorado
College students, and on teaching anthropology.
Courses: (browse the
course schedule here). Click on course name to see course syllabus.
AN236: Peoples of Latin
AN237: Blacks in the Carribean
and Latin America
AN238: Gender and Class
in Latin America
AN239: Women, Men, and "Others":
AN315: Advanced Integrative Seminar: Anthropological Perspectives on Violence
AN326: Religion and Ritual - Colorado College’s advanced seminar “Anthropology 326: Religion and Ritual” spent a week in the San Luis Valley performing team fieldwork on conceptions of sacred place, and the potential impact of natural gas drilling on local spiritual practice. This website is our effort to share what we learned and share informational resources.
AN375: Peoples on the Move:
Nomads, Migrants, Sojourners, and Settlers
AN376: Culture and Power:
AN377: Living in the Material
World I: Economic Anthropology
AN378: Living in the Material
World II: Colorado Livelihoods