Sarah White, PhD Candidate

Sarah holds a BA in global studies from Global College, an MRes in social anthropology from St. Andrews, and an MA in intercultural service, leadership, and management from SIT Graduate Institute. She is currently a PhD candidate at CIIS studying liberatory education, exilic practice, and the political imaginary. A San Francisco native, Sarah grew up dancing with the Destiny Arts Youth Performance Company, which combats the alienation of capitalist structures through dance, theater, and martial arts. She has performed in all strata of venues, from Radio City Music Hall to the Thar Desert, and has facilitated numerous anti-oppression experiential education programs on power and privilege. She has worked across 46 countries, including as Trustees’ Fellow for IHP, lead facilitator for the State Department’s Youth Exchange Programs, international educator for Thinking Beyond Borders, and traveling faculty for Naropa University. She directed an all-girls traveling high school, cultivating critical consciousness in teens so they develop a habit of questioning what it means to be human while practicing radical empathy.


  • MA, SIT Graduate Institute
  • MRes, University of St. Andrews
  • BA, Global College
Sarah White, PhD Candidate

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