Sarah K. Khan, a two-time Fulbright Scholar (2001-02 and 2014-15), writes about food, culture, climate and sustainability. She grounds her work in clinical and ethnobotanical research and curating. She has researched in South Asia, China, North and West Africa, Europe, and USA, has multiple language abilities, formal training in Ayurveda and Hatha yoga education. For her second Fulbright, she will travel in South and Central Asia for a year (2014-15) and tell the stories of female farmers as they contend with a rapidly degradeed agricultural landscape, gender inequality, poverty and climate change. She will document their challenges and victories in multiple media. To follow her journey, visit her website.
Her work has appeared in The Art of Eating, Modern Farmer and Yahoo India. She employs multiple media (photography, video, audio) to convey her stories. Her recent visual journey eBook entitled ”West Africans Hands Create Cultivate Cook” is a beautiful tool for teaching about biocultural, agricultural, and culinary diversity.
She was a Fellow at The Dana Meadows Sustainability Institute from 2009-10 where fellows worked to accelerate the shift to global sustainability, and learned to address social, economic and environmental issues at their root causes while benefiting from a global network of colleagues. Her academic research has appeared in The American Botanical Council’s Herbal Gram, The Journal of Alternative & Complementary Medicine, Integrative Medicine by David Rakel MD, and in The American Journal of Health Education.
Sarah earned a B.A. in Middle Eastern History and Arabic from Smith College, two Masters (public health and nutrition) from Columbia University and a Ph.D. (plant sciences) from the New York Botanical Garden and City University of New York.