CV

Appointments

Associate Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies, Gonzaga University 2012-present

Education

University of Washington

Ph.D.Feminist Studies, 2012

Dissertation: Gender, Race, and Science: A Feminista Analysis of Women of Color in Science                               

M.A.History, 2007

Fields: History of Science, 20th Century US History                                                                                                                   

Whitman College

B.A.Chemistry and Spanish Language and Literature, 1999

Awards

Gonzaga University Faculty Award for Collaborative Work 2018-19
Gonzaga University Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence (Tenure-Track.) 2017-18

Research

Publications

Díaz, Sara P. “A Map for Feminist Solidarity: How to talk about Women of Color and Reproductive Justice in Jesuit WGS Classrooms.” Feminist Teacher 27, no. 1 (2018): 24-46.

Díaz, Sara P. “‘A RacialTrust’: Individualist, Eugenicist, and Capitalist Respectability in the Life of Roger Arliner Young.” Souls: A Critical Journal of Black Politics, Culture, and Society 18, no. 2–4 (October 1, 2016): 235–62.

Díaz, Sara. “Wu, Chien-Shiung.” American National Biography Online. October 2014 Update. New York: Oxford University Press, October 2014. http://anb.org/articles/13/13-02686.html. [1000 words]

Celeste, Manoucheka, SaraDíaz, Angela Ginorio, and Ralina Joseph. “A Resistance Story: Negotiating the Institutional and Material through Collectivity.” In Claiming a Seat atthe Table: Feminism, Underserved Women of Color, Voice and Resistance, edited by Sonja Brown Givens and Keisha Edwards Tassie, 91–106. Lexington Books, 2014 (authors alphabetical).

Díaz, Sara, Rebecca ClarkMane, and Martha González. “Intersectionality in Context: Three Cases for the Specificity of Intersectionality from the Perspective of Feminists in the Americas.” In Intersectionality Und Kritik, edited by Vera Kallenberg,Jennifer Meyer, and Johanna M. Müller, 75–102. Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden,2012 (authors alphabetical). [Published prior to hire]

Publications in Progress

Díaz, Sara P. “Science,Technology, and Gender.” Edited by Nancy Naples. Companionto Gender Studies.Wiley Blackwell, 2019. Forthcoming (Invited contributor) [8000 words].

Book Manuscript in Preparation

Fat Zebra: Chronic Illness and Feminist Cultural Studies of the Health Sciences

Doing Science from the Back of the Bus:Science and Civil Rights in the Life of Roger Arliner Young

Public Scholarship

Fat Zebra Theory Website and Blog

Díaz, Sara. “Zoologist Roger ArlinerYoung and the Politics of Respectability.” BlackPerspectives (African American Intellectual History Society blog),April 25, 2017, http://www.aaihs.org/zoologist-roger-arliner-young-and-the-politics-of-respectability/.

Díaz, Sara. “Rachel Dolezal and the Trouble With Asking For ‘Proof.’” The Huffington Post, June 16, 2015, sec. Latino Voices. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/sara-daaz-phd/rachel-dolezal-and-the-trouble-with-asking-for-proof_b_7598466.html.

Díaz, Sara. “Solidarity with Rachel Dolezal’s Cause: Don’t Let Important Message Be Drowned out.” The SeattleTimes. June 15, 2015, sec. Opinion. http://www.seattletimes.com/opinion/solidarity-with-rachel-dolezal-dont-let-important-message-be-drowned-out/.

Recent Research Leadership & Development

ASAP ADVANCE Grant Follow-up  Analysis, 2016 – Present
Women in STEM at Principally Undergraduate Institutions
Coding and Analysis of Personal Narratives
Supervision of Graduate Assistant: Carla PenhaVasconcelos
Principle Investigator: Dr. Joanne Smieja

Doctoral Dissertation Committee Member: Maria Rivera, PhC
Doctoral Dissertation Committee Member: Dr.Amy Martin, 2018

Student Research Mentoring, 11/2015
“The Distortion of Feminism and Sexism in Fox’s Animation Domination”
Poster Presentation by Okunyi Chol, Rachel Larson,and Nikelie Windsor
National Women’s Studies Association Annual Meeting – Milwaukee, WI

Conferences

International

Toward a Feminista Science Studies, 8/2010
Paper presented at the Society for the Social Studies of Science Annual Meeting,  Tokyo, Japan

Roger Arliner Young: The Historical(Mis)representation of a Black Woman Scientist, 9/2009
Paper presented at the Race, Class, Gender as Categories of Difference and Inequality: Which Perspectives Arise from the Concept of Intersectionality for the Human and Cultural Sciences?, Ecole des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), Paris, France

National

This Ain’t for All Students: In and Against Historically White Colleges and
Universities, 9/2018                                           
Roundtable at the Race and Pedagogy National Conference, Tacoma, WA

From Alternative Facts to Alternative Worlds: The Possibilities and Limits of Feminist Science Studies, 11/2017
Roundtable at the National Women’s Studies Association Annual Meeting,
Baltimore, Maryland

Black Health Matters: Counteracting State Violence and Disposability in Health Research and Pedagogy, 11/2017
Roundtable at the National Women’s Studies Association Annual Meeting,
Baltimore, Maryland

Democracy Makers:Black Women and DIY Science Education in the 20th Century, 11/2016
Paper presented at the National Women’s Studies Association Annual Meeting, Montreal, Canada

Policing the Scientific Body: Roger Arliner Young and Chien-Shiung Wu, 11/2014
Paper Presented at the National Women’s Studies Association Annual Meeting,  San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Transgressing Catholic Spaces: Feminist Labors of Love? 11/2014
Roundtable at the National Women Studies Association Conference,
San Juan, Puerto Rico

Academic Transgressions II: Negotiating Research, Teaching, and Service as Junior Faculty, 11/2014
Roundtable at the National Women Studies Association Conference,
San Juan, Puerto Rico

Negotiating Shifting Borders and New Marginalities: Talking about Women of Color Reproductive Justice in Jesuit WGS Classrooms, 9/2014  
Paper presented at the Race and Pedagogy National Conference,
Tacoma, WA

Negotiating Shifting Borders and New Marginalities: Talking about Reproductive Justice in Jesuit WGS Classrooms, 11/2013
Paper presented at the National Women Studies Association Annual Meeting, Cincinnati, Ohio

Toward a Feminista Science Studies, 11/2010
Paper presented at the National Women’s Studies Association Annual Meeting, Denver, Colorado

Through the Choir Grate: Sor Juana’s Epistemology on the Monastic Borderlands, 7/2009
Paper presented at the Mujeres Activas en Letras y Cambio Social (MALCS) Annual Summer Institute, Las Cruces, New Mexico

Testimoniando: Women of Color Share Stories of Resistance and Creating Spaces in Academia, 11/2011
Roundtable at National Women Studies Association Conference,
Atlanta, Georgia

Chicanas and Latinas Sin Fronteras: Women of Color Collectives in Academia, 8/2011                                                
Roundtable at Mujeres Activas en Letras y Cambio Social (MALCS) Annual Summer Institute, Los Angeles, California

Theorizing the Collective: Women of Color Feminism and Radical Futures, 11/2009  
Panel Presentation at National Women Studies Association Annual Conference, Atlanta, Georgia

Theorizing the Collective: Women of Color Feminism and Radical Futures, 11/2009  
Panel Presentation at National Women Studies Association Annual Conference, Atlanta, Georgia

Regional

Fat Zebra: Medical Grotesquerie and the Elephant in the Exam Room, 5/2019
Paper presented at the Pacific and Western Disability Studies Symposium, Spokane, WA

Feminista Science Studies and Epistemological Mestizaje, 8/2016
Paper presented atthe Pacific Coast Branch of the American Historical Association, Waikoloa, HI (invited paper)

Invited Research Presentations

Doing Science from the Back of the Bus: Science and Civil Rights in the Life of Roger Arliner Young, 3/2015
Division of Educational Research, African American Studies, Gender
and Sexuality Studies, University of Nevada Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV

Feminista Science Studies and Epistemological Mestizaje, 10/2014
Paper presentation for panel discussion: “From Women in Science to Feminist Science Studies”, Department of Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies,University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Teaching

Department of Women’s and Gender Studies

WGST 193 FYS “Cinder,” Cyborgs, and Social Justice
WGST 202 Gender, Difference, and Power
WGST 205 Gender, Sexuality, and Popular Culture

WGST 303 The “-isms”: Racism, Classism, and Sexism
WGST 380 / ENVS 397 Women, Nature,and the Environment
WGST 380 Feminism and Science
WGST 401 Feminist Thought
WGST 499 Symposium
WGST 490 Directed Readings: Title IX: History & Implications

Doctoral Program in Leadership Studies – Adjunct

DPLS 779 Feminist Research Ethics
DPLS 779 Feminist Epistemologies