Social Psychology; Race and Racism; Gender, Race, and Class; Health; Social Inequality
B.A. in Psychology (Major) and Black Studies (Minor), UC Santa Barbara
Sarah Devoto is a Doctoral Candidate in the Sociology Department at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) who studies the social control of women’s bodies. At the intersections of race, class, gender, and health, she uses a social psychological framework to understand how individuals’ structural positionings affect their abilities to maintain health and wellness. Utilizing both quantitative and qualitative methods, her current research analyzes fibromyalgia (FMS), a condition of chronic pain and fatigue, to better understand the ways that systems of race and class shape individuals’ experiences with a gendered medical condition. Prior to graduate school, Sarah was an employee and volunteer at several non-profit (501c3) organizations serving marginalized communities and at-promise youth.
SOC 147 - Social Psychology