Sara Mosher

Graduate Student



Office: Heroy Hall 438B


BA Anthropology, Ohio State University
BM Violin Performance, Ohio State University
MM Ethnomusicology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
MA Applied Anthropology, University of Maryland
MA Anthropology, Southern Methodist University

Sara Mosher is a cultural anthropologist specializing in forced migration and refugee resettlement issues. Before coming to SMU, she earned a master's degree in ethnomusicology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a master's degree in applied anthropology at the University of Maryland. Previously, she worked to improve resettlement services for the families of former military interpreters from Afghanistan as they built new lives in the Washington, DC area. Her current work is about the downstream local effects of recent federal changes in immigration policy, particularly as it relates to refugees from majority-Muslim counties who are now living in Texas. Her research interests include: refugee resettlement, public policy, activism, humanitarianism, xenophobia, and community-based participatory research. She hp[es that her work will contribute to the development of "best practices" anthropology that complements critique with practical suggestions for real-world action.

Entered program in 2015