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Doctoral Student Profiles > Sarah Wessler

Sarah Wessler

Program: Anthropology & Education

Degree: PhD

Research Interests: Urban United States, technology and education, healthcare access and inequality, children and adolescents, video games and gaming.

Selected Publications:
2013  "Polities and politics of ongoing assessments: Evidence from video-gaming and blogging."
(H. Varenne, G. Andrews, A. Hung, and S. Wessler)
Discourse 2.0: Language and New Media
Georgetown University Press

2009  “Resources for healthy eating: A guide to Central Harlem.”
Published by the Children’s Health Fund. 

Anthropology and SociologyWebsite

Academic Presentations:
2013 – Southwestern Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, San Jose, CA
Presented paper “Playing for Real: Girl Gamers in Washington Heights”

2011 - Ethnography of Education Research Forum, Philadelphia, PA
Presented paper “Everyday Health Education in Harlem”

2010 - American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA
Presented paper “’Marta Can’t Play’ Counter Strike: Source @ Cyber Camp”
2010 - Games for Health Conference, Boston, MA
Presented paper “A Case Study of Integrating Video Games into Health Education Curriculum”

2008 - American Public Health Association, San Diego, CA
Presented paper “Technology and Health Promotion in a School Based Health Center”

Awards and Grants:
2010  “Settings for education in autism, adolescent health, and communication technologies”
(J. deWolfe, G. Andrews, S. Wessler)
Provost Investment Fund Grant
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