Sarah Buck Kachaluba received her B.A. in History and International Affairs from the University of New Hampshire, her Ph.D. in History from Rutgers University, and her Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from the University of North Texas.
Before joining UCSD Library in June of 2015, Sarah was Assistant Professor of History at Allegheny College in Meadville, Pennsylvania; a full-time library intern at Branigan Public Library in Las Cruces, New Mexico; and a Humanities Librarian at Florida State University in Tallahassee, FL.
Sarah is a member of the American Library Association and the Seminar on the Acquisition of Latin American Library Materials.
Sarah’s historical research focuses on 20th-century women’s history, gender roles, and population and reproductive politics in 20th-century Latin America (especially Mexico) and her library research examines the advantages, disadvantages, and research abilities offered by digital vs. print Humanities research resources and digitization, the development of the e-book and the future of the book in Spain and Latin America, and the opportunities offered by digital scholarship.
Her book, Eugenia: A Fictional Sketch of Future Customs (the critical edition of a novel by Eduardo Urzaiz, translated and edited with Aaron Dziubinskyj) was recently published with the University of Wisconsin Press.
In addition, she is working on a digital scholarship project based on oral histories of Yucatecan women who were members of revolutionary women’s leagues between the 1920s and 1940s. These initial interviews were carried out in 2000 and are now being augmented by contemporary field work exploring various aspects of the communities’ histories and current experiences. Digitization aims to foster collaboration with community members in knowledge and information production and increased preservation of and access to the materials and knowledge gathered and produced as part of this project.
M.L.I.S., Ph.D. (History)
Latin American Studies and Iberian Languages and Literatures Librarian
UC San Diego Library
9500 Gilman Drive, 0175R
La Jolla, CA 92093-0175