Faculty Profile for Dr. Sarah A Blue

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Dr. Sarah A Blue
Associate Professor — Dept of Geography & Environmntl Studies
Program Faculty — Dept of Geography & Environmntl Studies
ELA 332
phone: (512) 245-2170

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Blue, S. A. (2021). Gendered constraints on a strategy of regional mobility: Latino/a migration to post‐Katrina New Orleans. Area, 53(1), 175–182. https://doi.org/10.1111/area.12687
  • Kurtz, H., Dittmer, J., Trauger, A., & Blue, S. A. (2021). Organic Certification as Assemblage: The Case of Cuban Honey. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, 46(2), 299–313. https://doi.org/10.1111/tran.12419
  • Blue, S. A., Amy, T., Hilda, K., & Jason, D. (2021). Food Sovereignty and Property in Cuba and the United States. Journal of Peasant Studies. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1080/03066150.2021.1912026
  • Blue, S. A., Hartsell, A., Torres, R. M., & Flynn, P. (2020). The Uneven Geography of Asylum and Humanitarian Relief: Place-Based Precarity for Central American Migrant Youth in the United States Judicial System. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 1–20. https://doi.org/10.1080/1369183x.2020.1732588
  • Blue, S. A. (2010). Cuban Medical Internationalism: Domestic and International Impacts. Journal of Latin American Geography, 9(1), 31–49. https://doi.org/10.1353/lag.0.0071

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: Outstanding Professor Award, Graduate Student Forum. 2021
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Alpha Chi Favorite Professor. 2015
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Alpha Chi Favorite Professor. 2014
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Alpha Chi Favorite Professor. 2013
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Service-Learning Initiative Faculty Fellow Award. 2012 - 2013

Selected Grants

  • Roundtree, Aimee Kendall (Principal), Goldstone, Dwonna Naomi (Supporting), Herrmann, Nicholas Paul (Supporting), Eger, Elizabeth Kamman (Supporting), Blue, Sarah A (Supporting), Devine, Jennifer Ann (Supporting), Ashford-Hanserd, Shetay Nicole (Supporting), Martinez, Gloria P (Supporting), Mckiernan, John Raymond (Supporting). Engaged Humanities Research Accelerator, ACLS, Private / Foundation / Corporate, $157000. (Funded: June 2022 - June 2023). Grant.
  • Blue, Sarah A. The U.S.-Cuban Rapprochement and its Implications for the Cuban Food System, AAG Research Grant, $500. (Funded: 2017). Grant.
  • Blue, Sarah A. Immigration Policy and Children’s Rights: Impacts of Repatriation of Unaccompanied Migrant Children from Mexico & Central America, Research Enhancement Program Grant, $7409. (Funded: 2015). Grant.
  • Blue, Sarah A. Committee for the Improvement of Undergraduate Education Grant, $310. (Funded: 2010). Grant.
  • Blue, Sarah A. Transnational Echoes: Effects of International Migration and Remittances on Cuban Society, NIU Faculty Research Grant, Center for Latino and Latin American Studies, $2500. (Funded: 2010). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

Catholic Charities
Team Brownsville
Board Member
Conference of Latin American Geographers
Coordinator / Organizer
CLAG (Conference of Latin American Geographers) Conference
2023-June 2024
Vice President
Conference of Latin American Geographers
July 2022-June 2024