Sara completed her BA with a double major in Sociology and Modern European Studies at UBC in 2006. She has a background in classical music and has worked for a variety of arts organizations over the past few years. In her last year of undergraduate study she worked as a research assistant for Dr. Wendy Roth in the Sociology Department, focusing on issues related to race and racial inequality. She is a second year MA student at the IES. During her first year, Sara worked as a research assistant at the Liu Institute for Global Issues.  Her primary research interests include race and ethnic relations, migration, nationalism, identity formation, and EU/ North American policy toward Africa.