Sara Marsteller

Lecturer
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
2402

Biography

Sara Marsteller is a Lecturer in the School of Human Evolution and Social Change at Arizona State University. Marsteller develops and instructs online courses, directs study abroad programs, and provides administrative support for online programs in anthropology and global health.

An anthropological bioarchaeologist, Marsteller’s research training and teaching interests bridge the fields of sociocultural anthropology, archaeology, biological anthropology, and global health. Her research expertise is in social identities and processes of sociopolitical change in the Central Andes. Through ongoing research in Lima, Peru, Marsteller examines long term transformations in health and identity on the central Peruvian coast. She employs an interdisciplinary approach that synthesizes methods from human osteology, archaeological chemistry, and mortuary archaeology within a framework informed by sociocultural theories of identity, social and biocultural theories of health, and regional ethnography and ethnohistory.

Education

  • Ph.D. Anthropology, Arizona State University 2015
  • M.A. Anthropology, Arizona State University 2009
  • B.A. Biology, Cornell College 2007

Courses

Summer 2020
Course Number Course Title
ASB 102 Intro to Cultural Anthropology
ASB 333 Frauds, Myths and Mysteries
ASB 590 Reading and Conference
ASB 792 Research
Spring 2020
Course Number Course Title
ASB 301 Global History of Health
ASB 333 Frauds, Myths and Mysteries
ASB 462 Medical Anthro: Culture/Health
ASB 484 Internship
ASB 492 Honors Directed Study
ASB 493 Honors Thesis
ASB 499 Individualized Instruction
ASB 584 Internship
ASB 590 Reading and Conference
ASB 592 Research
ASB 790 Reading and Conference
ASB 792 Research
Fall 2019
Course Number Course Title
ASM 246 Human Origins
ASB 301 Global History of Health
ASB 333 Frauds, Myths and Mysteries
ASB 462 Medical Anthro: Culture/Health
Summer 2019
Course Number Course Title
ASB 102 Intro to Cultural Anthropology
ASB 300 Food and Culture
SSH 403 Cross-Culturl Stds Global Hlth
ASB 443 Cross-Culturl Stds Global Hlth
Fall 2018
Course Number Course Title
ASB 301 Global History of Health
ASB 333 Frauds, Myths and Mysteries
ASB 462 Medical Anthro: Culture/Health
Summer 2018
Course Number Course Title
ASB 300 Food and Culture
SSH 403 Cross-Culturl Stds Global Hlth
ASB 443 Cross-Culturl Stds Global Hlth
ASB 591 Seminar
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
ASB 301 Global History of Health
ASB 394 Special Topics
ASB 462 Medical Anthro: Culture/Health
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Title
ASB 301 Global History of Health
Fall 2016
Course Number Course Title
ASB 301 Global History of Health
ASB 394 Special Topics
Spring 2016
Course Number Course Title
ASB 222 Buried Cities and Lost Tribes
ASB 301 Global History of Health
ASB 394 Special Topics
Fall 2015
Course Number Course Title
ASB 102 Culture in a Globalizing World
ASB 301 Global History of Health