When: Wednesday, March 3rd @ 12pm
Where: Online via Zoom
Xinjiang, China, is the home of the Uyghurs, a Turkic people who practice Islam. Although most Uyghurs are not mobilized for a violent independence movement, their homeland has seen its share of violence. This presentation will present an introduction to the Muslim Uyghur region and discuss the relationship between nationalism and ethnic conflict.
Born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA, Sarah holds a BA in International Affairs from George Washington University. Sarah later received her PhD in Geography from University of Colorado Boulder. She completed three years of dissertation fieldwork in Xinjiang, China. Her PhD work specializes in territorial conflict, governance and development in China. Trained in political geography, she has expertise in state-building and geopolitics, especially in China’s governance of its minority borderlands.