Sarah Wagner
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Sarah Wagner is Senior Researcher at the Centre for Living Sustainability. Sarah is a critical ethnographer with over a decade of experience leading research projects that uncover and address the mechanisms of social and digital inequalities. Originally from Vancouver Island, Canada, Sarah has held research posts in Spain, Argentina, Bolivia, Japan, and Uganda. She has been awarded three internationally competitive fellowships and was recently awarded the Royal Society of Canada’s Alice Wilson Award for her pioneering research on communication media environments in long-term care.

Sarah has a PhD in the Information and Knowledge Society, an MSc in Cultural Anthropology and Development Studies and an MA in Philosophy. Her research crosses disciplinary boundaries and draws on methods and theories from media anthropology, sociology, and critical media studies to address systemic disadvantages in our increasingly digitalised societies. She has specific expertise in digital storytelling and is interested in the interrelations of creative practice, communicative justice, and social inclusion. Her research has brought attention to the power differentials embedded in communication technology service systems and has been published in top tier academic journals including New Media and Society and Mobile Media and Communication.

Sarah is currently accepting PhD students in the areas of digital and social inclusion; community communication and participatory media; postcolonial and development studies; and digital ageism and critical age studies.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities


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