FAHY Sandra

Associate Professor
Social and Cultural Anthropology
B.A. , York University, Toronto
M.A. ,York University, Toronto
Ph.D., School or Oriental and African Studies, University of London

Research and Teaching Interests:

•Social and Cultural Anthropology
•Human rights theory and practice; Famine, food security, migration and refugee issues
•Conflict, war, militaries, militarism and military-civilian relations
•Oral and written accounts of collective social suffering, state discourse on same
•Trauma, memory, psycho-social impact of violence; Bio-power, governmentality, discourse analysis
•Impact of structural violence on health and well-being
GEOGRAPHIC AREA
•North Korea, South Korea, and the region of Northeast Asia
•Field research in Seoul, Tokyo, Osaka, London and Los Angeles (2005-present)

Selected Publications:

Books

Fahy, Sandra. Marching through Suffering: Loss and Survival in North Korea (New York: Columbia University Press, 2015)

Fahy, Sandra. Without Parallel: Human Rights and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (Under Contract with Columbia University Press)

Journal Articles

Fahy, Sandra. “Internal Migration in North Korea and Governmental Disruption” in Asia Policy (forthcoming) July 2015

Fahy, Sandra. “Famine Talk: communication styles and socio-political awareness in 1990s North Korea ” in Food, Culture and Society: an International Interdisciplinary Journal Volume 15, Issue 4. (December 2012), pp.535-555

Fahy, Sandra. “Like two pieces of the sky: Accessing North Korea though Accounts of Hunger ” in Anthropology Today Volume 27, Issue 5 (October 2011), pp.18-21

Chapters in Edited Volumes

Fahy, Sandra. “Defector Families, Mobile-Phones, and Money: Practices of Unification on the Korean Peninsula” in Korea Economic Institute, Joint US-Korea Academic Studies Volume, July 2015

Fahy, Sandra. “ The People of North Korea: the relationship of behavior and ideas ” in Troubled Transition: North Korea’s Politics Economy, and External Relations, The Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Centre, Stanford University Press (2013), pp.77-95

Fahy, Sandra. “Recalling what was Once Unspeakable: Hunger in North Korea” in Jonathan Skinner ed. The Interview: an ethnographic approach. Berg Publishers. (2012), pp. 229-244

COURSES

Courses NoTitle2017 Semester Offered
ANT462 ADVANCED READINGS IN ANTHROPOLOGY Spring
ANT202 INTRODUCTION TO CULTURAL AND SOCIAL ANTHROPOLOGY Autumn
ANT365 KOREAN STUDIES: NORTH AND SOUTH Autumn
ANT310 RESEARCH METHODS IN ANTHROPOLOGY Spring
Tel:
4062
Email:
smfahy[at]gmail.com
Office:
10-505