Assistant Professor, Anthropology; College of Arts & Sciences
Sarah Jackson is an anthropological archaeologist with a research focus on ancient Mesoamerica, and particularly Classic Maya culture. She received a PhD from Harvard University in 2005, and taught at the University of New Hampshire and the University of Toronto before joining the Department of Anthropology at the University of Cincinnati in 2008. She was also a Teaching Consultant at the Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning at Harvard University. Her research focuses on issues of political hierarchy, identity production and ideas of difference, and cultural responses to change. She is currently investigating power production and the role of central and secondary political centers in the Late Classic period through excavations at the Maya site of Say Kah, Belize, together with UC Anthropology students. Beginning in Fall 2010, she will be the Undergraduate Director in Anthropology.