SARAH STOOKEY has been a professor at Central Connecticut State University since finishing her PhD in Organization Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in 2006. She holds an MBA from UMASS Amherst, and an M.A. in Economics from the University of California, Riverside. Prior to entering academia, she worked in community-based economic development and micro-loan funds, primarily in Nicaragua during and immediately after the Sandinista Revolution. She has also worked with the Salvation Army World Service Office in the Philippines, Indonesia, Zambia and various countries of Latin America. Sarah has held several leadership positions in the Critical Management Studies Division of the Academy of Management, including Chair. At CCSU Sarah primarily teaches classes on capitalism and international political economy.. She is active in international education efforts on campus and has led student trips to Nicaragua. Sarah is passionate about community engagement with New Britain and was a founder of Community Central, CCSU's former downtown storefront center for campus-community collaboration and learning. She has organized a variety of community engagement events, including 'Empty Bowl' fundraisers, a pop-up student-run cafe and a showcase for manual work. Sarah wrote her dissertation on the social construction of money. In addition to campus-community engagement her research interests include the political economy of business and markets and management education.
Political economy, capitalism, management education.