Sara Conrad

Sara Conrad

Degree Program: Ph.D.


2011-Present: Anthropology Ph.D. Student

2012: M.A., Central Eurasian Studies (Tibetan Studies) Thesis Title - Oral accounts of the Sa skya 'bag mo, past and present voices of the terrifying witches of Sa skya (available on ProQuest)

About Sara Marie Conrad

Sara is a PhD candidate in the departments of Anthropology and The Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies at Indiana University. Because of her multidisciplinary background, she has taught in the departments of Anthropology, Human Biology, Philosophy, Central Eurasian Studies, Biology, and The Kelley School of Business. For her dissertation, entitled Momo, Motherhood, and The 7 Train: Exiled Tibetan Women in New York City, She spent a total of ten months between May 2014 and August 2017 collecting demographic data, birth stories, and dumpling recipes from over 100 Tibetan women in New York City. Her research shifted the Tibetan exile narrative centered on religious exiles to now include Tibetan women as transnational actors who use work, oral histories, religion, school, and food, as ways of maintaining their culture. She is interested in reproduction and motherhood, Tibet, Buddhism, and transnational communities.