Field: Africa; Advisor: Mann
Sarah Cook Runcie is a PhD candidate in African History. Her dissertation 'Making Global Health in Cameroon, 1945-1970" examines the politics of international health campaigns and institutions in the context of decolonization in Cameroon. Her research includes archival work and interviews in Cameroon, France, Switzerland, and the United States.
Before beginning the doctoral program, Sarah worked in non-profit and higher education administration in New York City and Senegal. She holds a masters degree in Health Education from Columbia University's Teachers College and a bachelors degree in International History with a certificate in African Studies from Georgetown University.
In the 2014-15 academic year, Sarah is an instructor for African Civilization, a course of the Global Core Curriculum for Columbia undergraduates. She has previously served as the Teaching Coordinator for the Columbia Department of History.