Sarah B Cervone


Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work • College of Arts & Sciences

Areas of Expertise

economic anthropology, international development, rural development, social inequality, economic disaster vulnerability/resilience, culture & environment, globalization, African Studies, Morocco, cultural heritage management in protected areas


Ph. D. Anthropology  University of Florida 12/2010

M.A. Religion, University of Florida 12/2001

B.A. Anthropology (minor Botany) University of Florida 05/1997



American Institute for Maghrib Studies (AIMS)

American Anthropological Association (AAA)

African Studies Association (ASA)

Grants and Contracts Awarded

U.S. Fulbright (Morocco) 2007-2009

Foreign Language Area Studies (Arabic) 2005-2007

Ruth O. McQuown Gender Studies Anthropology Award 2009

Elizabeth Eddy Award for Applied Anthropology 2009

Polly & Paul Doughty Award in Applied  Anthropology 2007

American Institute for Maghrib Studies Research Award 2006

Internationalizing the Curriculum Grant: African Studies at Santa Fe College 2012 

Internationalizing the Curriculum Grant: Asian Studies at Santa Fe College 2013

U.S.D.A FMPP Grant: 'Local Food Security through Rural Market Expansion in East Alachua - Hawthorne Community Marketplace" 2015

Publications & Presentations

Cervone, Sarah 2013. ‘Recipe for Disaster: Hurricane Vulnerability and Resilience in Florida’ in Disaster Vulnerability and Resilience in Florida. Anthony Oliver-Smith and Amanda Holmes, eds. Lexington Press.

Cervone, Sarah and Anthony Oliver-Smith. 2006. ‘Eye on the Storm: Resilience and Vulnerability to Hurricane Opal, a case study. Proyecto Gestion de riesgo de desastre ENSO en America Latina (Dic/21/2006)

Stepp, J.R., Hector Castanada and Sarah Cervone. 2005. “Mountains and Biocultural Diversity,” Mountain Research and Development. 25(3): 223-227.

Stepp, J.R., S. Cervone, H. Castaneda, A. Lasseter, G. Stocks, Y. Gichon. 2004. “Development of a GIS for Global Biocultural Diversity” Policy Matters. 13 (November).

‘Pro-Poor Tourism?: Tourism, Conservation and Development in Toubkal National Park, Morocco.’ Presentation for Global Conservation lecture series University of South Florida Department of Geography Tampa, Florida March 2011.

‘A woman without children is like a cow without milk’: Why Gender and Kinship Matter in Tourism Development in the High Atlas’ Interdisciplinary Research Symposium. University of Florida, Gainesville. February 2011

‘Keeping Moroccan Time: Tourism and Temporal Hegemony in the High Atlas Mountains’, American Anthropological Association. New Orleans, Louisiana. November 2010.

‘Tourists and the Tafeza: Television as an Apostle for the Global Economy in the High Atlas Mountains’, Society for Applied Anthropology. Merida, Mexico. March 2010.

‘Socio-economic Effects of Tourism Development for Berber Women in Toubkal National Park’, Genre en Mediterranee: Les femmes face aux transformations socio-economiques: Conflits, negociations et emergence de nouveaux rapports sociaux. Rabat, Morocco. April 2008

‘Women, Work and Tourism in Toubkal National Park’, U.S. Fulbright Symposium. Rabat, Morocco. April 2008

‘Differential Opportunities for Women in the Moroccan Tourism Economy: Preliminary Findings from Toubkal National Park’, Center for African Studies. University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida. March 2007

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