PhD in International Education

Sarah Demott

Sarah DeMott received her PhD in  International Education at New York University. Her dissertation, Mediterranean Unbound: A History of Mediterranean Migration between Tunisia and Sicily, 1830-2015, is a postcolonial and tri-lingual history of 20th-century migration across the central Mediterranean corridor. In her work, DeMott explores the local reconfiguration of political and social subjectivities through the lens of Mediterranean migration, demographic cartographies, and the colonial spaces.  For this work, she has been awarded funding from the Social Science Research Council (SSRC,) Cambridge University's Center for Geography and Gender Studies, and the Junior Researcher Award by the American Institute for Maghrib Studies (AIMS). Sarah's specializes in postcolonial theory, gender and migration studies, cultural history, and qualitative methods. Regional areas of interest include: North Africa, Italy, France, and the Mediterranean.