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Sarah Lowe

Sarah Lowe



Sarah Lowe, winner of a $10,000 pre-dissertation fellowship, is a doctoral student in Community Health Education in the School of Public Health. Under the mentorship of Dr. Aline Gubrium, her research focuses on psychosocial determinants of mental health and resilience among refugee and immigrant populations through narrative, digital, and visual research methods. Her current project is a mixed-methods, community-based digital storytelling initiative in conjunction with the Bhutanese Society of Western Massachusetts titled, “Home, Health, and Solidarity: Digital Storytelling for Refugee Resilience.” Sarah also works as a Digital Strategist for Define American, a non-profit media organization that uses the power of story to shift the conversation about immigrants, identity, and citizenship in a changing America.