Sarah E. Wagner
Assistant Professor of Anthropology
|Address:||Hortense Amsterdam House 301
War and memory; nationalism; biotechnology and the identification of missing persons; post-conflict social reconstruction; forced migration and diaspora; Bosnia and Herzegovina; US military culture.
Ph.D. 2006, Harvard University
M.A.L.D. 2002, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University
B.A. 1994, Dartmouth College
2014 Nettelfield, L.J., and S. Wagner. Srebenica in the Aftermath of Genocide. Cambridge University Press.
2008 Wagner, S. To Know Where He Lies: DNA Technology and the Search for Srebrenica’s Missing. Berkeley: University of California Press.
Selected Articles and Book Chapters
2014 Wagner, S. “A curious trade: The recovery and repatriation of Vietnam MIAs,” Comparative Studies in Society and History (forthcoming).
2014 Wagner, S. “The social complexities of commingled remains.” In B. Adams and J. Byrd, eds., Commingled Human Remains: Methods in Recovery, Analysis and Identification (Elsevier, forthcoming).
2014 Wagner, S. “The quandaries of partial and commingled remains: Srebrenica’s missing and Korean War casualties compared.” In F. Ferrándiz and A. Robben, eds. Down to Earth: Exhumations in the Contemporary World (Univ. of Pennsylvania Press, forthcoming).
2013 Wagner, S. “The making and unmaking of an Unknown Soldier,” Social Studies of Science 43 (5): 631-656.
2010 Wagner, S. “Identifying Srebrenica’s missing: The ‘shaky balance’ of universalism and particularism.” In A. Hinton, ed., Transitional Justice: Global Mechanisms and Local Realities after Genocide and Mass Violence. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press.
2010 Wagner, S. “Tabulating loss, entombing memory: The Srebrenica-Potocari Memorial Centre.” In E. Anderson, A. Maddrell, K. McLoughlin, and A. Vincent, eds., Memory, Mourning, Landscape. Amsterdam: Rodopi.
2010 Wagner, S. Response to “Deleuze and an Anthropology of Becoming,” by João Biehl and Peter Locke, Current Anthropology 51(3): 344-45.
2009 Wagner, S., and C. Quintyn. “Dismantling a national icon: Genetic testing and the Tomb of the Unknowns,” Anthropology News 50(5), May.
2007 Wagner, S., and L. Smith. “DNA identification: Checking expectations of truth and justice,” Anthropology News, 48(5): 35.