Sara Sinclair (2012)


Sara Sinclair is a graduate of Columbia University’s Oral History Master of Arts program. Prior to attending OHMA, Sara lived in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where she conducted an oral history project for the International Labour Organization’s Regional Office for Africa. A graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts (A.O.S.) and Athabasca University (B.A., Communications Studies), Sara’s previous work is in the fields of theatre performance and broadcast journalism. Still engaged in the arts, Sara recently acted as oral historian/scribe in a project with Spiderwoman Theater at New York's LaMama ETC. Her work as an oral history consultant includes work for the New York City Department of Environmental Protection and on the Exit Art Closure Study, a research project on the closure of New York gallery/artist's space Exit Art (1982-2012). Sara’s thesis work at Columbia initiated a series of interviews exploring the narratives of university-educated, reservation-raised Native North Americans on returning to their communities after school. Sara’s work on this project is ongoing.