Sarah Warren

Associate Professor of Sociology and Latin American Studies, SOAN Department Chair

JR Howard 372, MSC: 60
Office Hours:

Monday 1:50-2:50 in person, Tuesday 2-3 pm on zoom, and by appointment. Students can email me for a link to my calendar for the zoom office hours.


Academic Credentials

PhD University of Wisconsin 2010; MA University of Texas - Austin;
BA University of Arizona 


Latin America
Race & Ethnicity Globally
Indigenous Peoples and Politics
Urban Issues 


Sarah’s previous research focused on questions of urban indigenous identity in Chile and Argentina.  She is currently working on a project of short-term rentals and how cities are attempting to regulate them.  


2019. “Territorial Dreaming: Youth Mapping the Mapuche Cross-Border Nation.” Latin American and Caribbean Ethnic Studies. DOI: 10.1080/17442222.2019.1611214

2017. “Indigenous in the City: The Politics of Urban Mapuche Identity in Chile.” Ethnic and Racial Studies. 40(4): 694-712. DOI: 10.1080/01419870.2016.1181772

2015. “Naming Regulations and Indigenous Rights in Argentina.” Sociological Forum 30(3): 764–786. 

2013. “A Nation Divided: Building the Cross-Border Mapuche Nation in Chile and Argentina.” Journal of Latin American Studies 45(2): 235-264.

2012. “Latin American Identity Politics: Redefining Citizenship.” Sociology Compass 6(10): 833-844.

2009. “How Will We Recognize Each Other as Mapuche? Gender and Ethnic Identity Performances in Argentina.” Gender & Society 23(6): 768-789.

Location: J.R. Howard Hall