Sarah Phillips is professor of Anthropology and director of the Russian and East European Institute at Indiana University Bloomington. She received her B.A. in Anthropology and Russian from Wake Forest University, and earned an M.A. and Ph.D. in Anthropology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She has been a faculty member at IU-Bloomington since 2003, where she teaches courses on the Anthropology of Russia and Eastern Europe, Postsocialist Gender Formations, and Medical Anthropology.
Dr. Phillips' research focuses on gender, health, disability, HIV-AIDS, and addiction in Ukraine. She is currently collaborating with Dr. Jill Owczarzak (Johns Hopkins U) on a four-year research project funded by the National Institutes on Drug Abuse (NIDA). Dr. Phillips was elected board member-at-large for the Association for the Advancement of Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES) for 2015-2016, and is Treasurer for the Association for Women in Slavic Studies (AWSS).
Professor Sarah Phillips was interviewed on UT Austin CREEES's Slavic Connexion, published 4/21/2021: The Pivoting Anthropologist: From Chernobyl to Social Activism to Kurt Vonnegut to... with Sarah Phillips