Sara H. Salazar, PhD, is a second-generation Chicana and was the first in her family to attend college. She holds a BA in English Literature from Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame, Indiana and an MA and PhD in Philosophy and Religion with an emphasis in Women’s Spirituality from the California Institute of Integral Studies.
An educator for 15 years, she has taught in various schools around the world from the elementary level to the graduate level. As an educator, Sara is informed by critical pedagogy and feminist theory. Her research interests include healing, spirituality, curanderismo, Mesoamerican art, restorative justice, and activism with special emphasis in Chicana/o communities, communities of color, women, and education. In particular, she is interested in the intersections of art, spirituality, and activism. In addition to teaching in the School of Undergraduate Studies, she is also part-time faculty in Philosophy, Religion, and Integrative Studies at Holy Names University in Oakland, CA.