Desde el verano de 2015, tengo el honor de trabajar en la SFSU. Anteriormente estuve trabajando como profesora visitante en la University of Washington en Seattle durante dos años. Mi formación académica tuvo lugar, sin embargo, en Alemania. Me doctoré en la Universidad de Hamburgo con una tesis sobre la memoria colectiva de la Guerra Civil Española en la narrativa contemporánea. Como resultado, en 2004 publiqué el libro La encrucijada de la memoria en la Editorial Tranvia, que tuvo una segunda edición en 2012. Entre 2003 y 2013 trabajé como profesora en la Universidad de Bremen.
Ph.D., Statistics, Michigan State University, 2015
Dual Ph.D., Quantitative Biology, Michigan State University, 2015
M.S., Applied Mathematics, Xi'an Jiaotong University, 2010
B.S., Applied Mathematics, Xi'an Jiaotong University, 2007
Sara Marinelli grew up in Italy, where she received a B.A. in Foreign Languages and Literatures (English and Russian) from the University of Naples, "L'Orientale," and a PhD in Literatures in English from the University of Rome, "La Sapienza." After completing a post-doctoral fellowship at UC Santa Cruz, in 2007, Sara decided to make the Bay Area her home. Here, she began to write fiction, and, in 2013, she completed an MFA in Creative Writing at San Francisco State University.
Last Saturday, on the bus to San Francisco’s Presidio park, where the Walt Disney Family Museum is housed, a man in short sleeves and sunglasses turned toward me when I took the seat behind him. He leaned in, proffered a few compliments (“I really like your look” and so on), and just before giving me his phone number, asked a quintessential San Francisco question: “Do you date men?”
I study how organelle size is sensed and controlled by the cell by using the budding yeast vacuole as a model system. The vacuole is a highly dynamic organelle which shows a size scaling relationship with the cell, i.e. larger cells have larger vacuoles. I am interested in how the cell maintains the vacuole at the appropriate size, and how this control impacts function.
I am interested in indigenous environmental politics, the political economy of the mining and oil industries, and environmental history in the Americas. I have have conducted in-depth research on these issues in Ecuador and Guyana, working closely with local communities and organizations. These field studies have also led to several research partnerships with Bay Area non-profit organizations.