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. An anthropological bioarchaeologist, Dr. Marsteller’s teaching interests bridge the fields of archaeology, biological anthropology, sociocultural anthropology, and global health. She is passionate about creating inclusive, active learning experiences for undergraduate students, particularly through online teaching and study abroad.

Dr. Marsteller's research expertise is in social identities and processes of sociopolitical change in the Central Andes. Through research in 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 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
ASM 246Human Origins
ASB 301Global History of Health
ASB 333Frauds, Myths and Mysteries
ASB 590Reading and Conference
ASB 792Research
Summer 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
ASB 102Intro to Cultural Anthropology
ASB 333Frauds, Myths and Mysteries
ASB 590Reading and Conference
ASB 792Research
Fall 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
ASM 246Human Origins
ASB 301Global History of Health
ASB 333Frauds, Myths and Mysteries
ASB 462Medical Anthro: Culture/Health
Summer 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
ASB 102Intro to Cultural Anthropology
ASB 300Food and Culture
SSH 403Cross-Culturl Stds Global Hlth
ASB 443Cross-Culturl Stds Global Hlth
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
ASB 301Global History of Health
ASB 333Frauds, Myths and Mysteries
ASB 462Medical Anthro: Culture/Health
Summer 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
ASB 300Food and Culture
SSH 403Cross-Culturl Stds Global Hlth
ASB 443Cross-Culturl Stds Global Hlth
ASB 591Seminar
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
ASB 301Global History of Health
ASB 394Special Topics
ASB 462Medical Anthro: Culture/Health
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
ASB 301Global History of Health