Larsen, Sarah profile pic MA Graduate – Class of 2017

I was born and raised in Orlando, Florida and lived there until moving to St. Petersburg, Florida to pursue a Bachelors of Arts in Economics and French with a minor in International Relations at Eckerd College. During my time as an undergrad, I had the opportunity of studying in Fribourg, Switzerland. After graduation, I moved to Zhejiang, China where I have been teaching English for the past two years. In the future, I hope to accomplish social change in the public sector. In my spare time, I love taking up new hobbies via YouTube tutorials. The flavor of the week is playing my keyboard and knitting, but some of the recurring favorites are drawing, cooking, and watching movies.

Research Interests

Thanks to my time in China I have grown increasingly interested in the topic of colorism in China. My intrigue also goes to the future change of Chinese social awareness in terms of racism, sexism, and animal cruelty as the Middle Kingdom globalizes and pressure from the international community pushes for human and animal rights in China. I am also curious about the increase of Chinese investors in Hollywood and what that will mean for Eastern influence on Western culture. Moving out of the China-specific lens and towards a broader lens, I am interested in the corporate profits of sexism and racism. I also am interested in the negative externalities associated with xenophobia especially with the recent reluctance to accept refugees around the world.


  • B.A., Economics and French, Eckerd College, 2010-2014