Sarah Seaberg’s research focuses on a human-environment interaction in an archeological context. She is writing a combined anthropology honors thesis and sustainability capstone project regarding the incorporation of traditional ecological knowledge into contemporary environmental policy in Pacific island nations. Her research through the Kellogg International Scholars Program with Professor Christopher Ball has dealt with the field of linguistic anthropology, in which she assists him with archival and online research regarding tribes of the Amazon. She also assists with the development of field photography.
Seaberg has received grant funding from the Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts to participate in archeological excavations in the western islands of Ireland. She also received funding from the Flatley Center for Undergraduate Engagement and the Liu Institute for Asian Studies to travel to the South Pacific for an excavation, but chose to accept an internship at the National Geographic Society instead. She additionally works as a research assistant in the anthropology department, assisting with the creation of cultural documentaries.
Thesis Title: A Case Study of Compassion in Nigerian Healthcare
Thesis Adviser: Ian Kuijt