Sara Morrow holds a B.A. in Anthropology and Archaeology from the University of Virginia (2013). Her senior research addressed the emergence of social inequality in complex hunter-gatherers in the Pacific Northwest of the United States and in Chaco Canyon, New Mexico. Her undergraduate fieldwork included research on the everyday life of an enslaved community at James Madison’s plantation Montpelier in Virginia, and the settlement of Charlottesville, Virginia, in the 18th and 19th century.
Sara’s research interests include materiality, social inequality, and the relationship between everyday material consumption and identity through intersectionality. Her dissertation research focuses on the material transformations of everyday life in rural Ireland from Irelands union with Great Britain in 1801 to Irish independence and the emergence of the Irish Free State in 1922. Her research incorporates archaeological excavation, oral history, and archival research on the island of Inishbofin, Ireland, to understand locally meaningful expression of islander identity during Ireland’s economic and political transformation. Sara has advanced to candidacy. Sara is a recipient of a Wenner Gren Foundation Grant for her dissertation research.