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Dr. Sally Pirie (she/her) is an anthropologist, visual artist, and qualitative methodologist. Her research interests include the anthropology of childhood and family, arts-based and comics-based qualitative and ethnographic research methods, gender diversity, and labor force feminization. She is the Principal Investigator of the Gender Moxie Project. This project, generously funded by the Spencer Foundation, focuses on understanding transgender and other gender-diverse children’s experiences through an interdisciplinary and art-informed lens. Along with colleague Dr. Laura Alicia Valdiviezo, she served as Editor-in-Chief of Anthropology and Education Quarterly for two editorial terms. She is currently editor at Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, Cultures and Pedagogy, Culture and Society. She serves as a member of the editorial board of Qualitative Research and Anthropology and Humanism. Sally was born and grew up in northern Japan and graduated from Punahou School in Honolulu, Hawaii. She is currently Professor of Child and Family Studies at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and was the 2020 University of Minnesota Morris Distinguished Visiting Professor of Liberal Arts.

Professor Pirie is a 2021 recipient of the Grinnell College Alumni Award for her distinguished service, embodying the social justice and community service principles of Grinnell College.

And, she’s young at heart


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Also published under Sally Campbell Galman