Sarah Walshaw

Senior Lecturer
Office: AQ 6235
Email: sarah_walshaw@sfu.ca

Areas of Study: AFRICA

Courses

This instructor is currently not teaching any courses.

Biography

I grew up in Alberta, where I completed a BSc in Archaeology at the University of Calgary and an MA in Anthropology at the University of Alberta. I migrated south for a PhD in Anthropology at Washington University in St Louis, where my interest in Africa was nurtured and where I studied the Swahili language. In 2006 I began a SSHRC Post-Doctoral Fellowship in the Archaeology Department of SFU, and began teaching African History on a sessional basis at SFU and UBC.

Research Interests

Africa, Swahili Coast, ethnobotany, food and culture, oral history, historical archaeology

Recent Publications

Crowther, A., L. Lucas, R. Helm, M. Horton, C.Shipton, H.T. Wright, S. Walshaw, M. Pawlowicz, C. Radimilahy, K. Douka, L. Picornell-Gelabert, D.Q Fuller, N.L. Boivin. 2016. Ancient crops provide first archaeological signature of the westward Austronesian expansion. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Vol. 13 No. 24: 6635-6640.

Walshaw, Sarah C. 2015. Swahili Trade, Urbanization, and Food Production: Botanical Perspectives from Pemba Island, Tanzania. Cambridge Monographs in African Archaeology 90 (British Archaeological Reports series 2755, ArchaeoPress, Oxford)

Liza Gijanto and Sarah C. Walshaw. 2014. Ceramic Production and Dietary Changes at Juffure, Gambia. African Archaeological Review. 31(2): 265-297

Walshaw, Sarah C. 2010. Converting to Rice: Urbanization, Islamization and Crops on Pemba Island, Tanzania AD 700-1500. World Archaeology 42(1): 137-153.

Teaching Interests

Africa, Swahili Coast, ethnobotany, food and culture, oral history, historical archaeology

Awards

2016 Winner, Cormack Award for Excellent in Teaching, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, SFU

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