Sarah Strauss

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Department : The Global School

Sarah Strauss has been Professor of Anthropology at the University of Wyoming in Laramie, where she taught from 1995-2019, and has also been Visiting Professor at the Department of Geosciences of the University of Fribourg, Switzerland (2005-6); Visiting Scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder, Colorado (2008-9); Fulbright-Nehru Visiting Professor at Pondicherry University, India (2013), and an Interdisciplinary Fellow at the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society in Munich, Germany (2016-17). Her research focuses on the intersection of environmental and health issues, values, and practices, especially those related to water, climate change and energy transitions. Sarah has conducted ethnographic fieldwork in India, Switzerland, and the USA; her books include Weather, Climate, Culture (2003, edited with Ben Orlove), Positioning Yoga (2004), and Cultures of Energy (2013, edited with Stephanie Rupp and Thomas Love).  She is currently working on a new book, The Yoga of Change:  Tales of Energy, Climate, and Culture in the Anthropocene.