n.d. Taylor, Sarah R. On Being Maya and Getting By: Heritage Politics and Community Development in Yucatán. (Book manuscript under contract at University Press of Colorado.)

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

2016 Taylor, Sarah R. Issues in measuring success in Community Based Indigenous Tourism: elites, kin groups, social capital, gender dynamics and income flows. Journal of Sustainable Tourism. DOI: 10.1080/09669582.2016.1217871

2014 Taylor, Sarah R. Maya Cosmopolitans: Engaging Tactics and Strategies in the Performance of Tourism. Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power. 21(2):219‐232.

2008 Loewe, Ron and Sarah Taylor. Neoliberal Modernization at the Mexican Periphery: Gender, Generation and the Construction of a New, Flexible Work Force. Urban Anthropology Studies. 37(3‐4):357‐392.


2012 Sarah Taylor. Service Learning. Anthropology News. Washington D.C.: AAA. May, 2012.

2011 Sarah Taylor. Arrivals, perceived and otherwise. Anthropologies, Issue 2: Anthropologies of Tourism.

Visual Anthropology Projects

n.d. Dirty Paws—Director, ethnographer, and co-writer
Explores the role of pet ownership in identity construction among homeless individuals      and identifies the barriers that are unique to this group with regard to shelter, transitional housing, and access to available services in Wichita, Kansas. Produced in association with United Way of the Plains and the Sedgewick County Continuum of Care Homelessness Coalition. Sponsored by the Kansas Humanities Council.

2013 Mayapán: Urban Life at the Last Maya Capital — 33 minutes; Director and writer
A short educational film to disseminate the results of ten years of investigations into patterns of ancient urbanism and political economy accessible to public and academic audiences and fulfill the project’s obligation to the National Science Foundation to share its data broadly. This film considers the effects, implications, and obligations of research with regard to local stakeholders; the Maya descendants of the ancient city. Telchaquillo, Yucatán, México. Produced in association with the University at Albany, SUNY, the Institute for Mesoamerican Studies, and the Economic Foundations of Mayapán Project (PEMY)

2008 Gracias a los Gringos —20 minutes; Director, ethnographer, and writer
Examines the processes of negotiating tourism and community development in order to understand one village’s participation in tourism. As arrivals continue to increase with the site’s popularity residents are forced to decide how they will negotiate with tourism in their community and in their homes. The expository form of the film affords the viewer a glimpse of the cultural, social, and economic change occurring in Ek’Balam.