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Grant, Sarah G.

Assistant Professor of Anthropology


Office: 657-278-3626

Department: 657-278-4209



Dr. Grant is a cultural anthropologist with a focus on commodities, bureaucratic regulation and material/visual culture in Southeast Asia. She is joining CSUF after completing a LUCE-ASIANetwork Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship at Hendrix College and a doctorate at UC Riverside in 2014. Her research offers an ethnography of the Vietnamese coffee industry, framed as a transnational site of knowledge production constituted through risk, uncertainty and value. She takes coffee certification schemes, quality control and auditing procedures as key sites of ethnographic engagement to explicate how, in the wake of the 2001-02 coffee crisis and as global coffee producers move beyond it, Vietnamese farmers and traders directly engage with the economic logic and language of crisis. Her research has been supported by the University of California Pacific Rim Research Program and the Fulbright Institute for International Education.

Areas of Knowledge:
  • Coffee

  • Anthropology
  • Asia
  • Culture -- Diversity
  • Vietnam
  • Vietnamese-Americans

  • Vietnamese

Other Languages:


  • Asia
  • Global