Sarah Carrig

Senior Lecturer of Spanish


BA in Spanish from Williams College
MA in English from the University of Wisconsin at Madison

Research/ Teaching Interests

Spanish language and Hispanic culture, Latino culture and politics, service learning, African American-Latino relations, Spanish for educators

Personal Statement

Prof. Carrig has taught Spanish in the U.S. since 1995, and before that taught English as a Second Language in China, Spain, and the U.S.  Since joining the LLC Department in 2012, Prof. Carrig has taught courses in the basic language program, as well as more advanced courses in composition, grammar, and service learning.  From 2013 to 2018, she served as a Faculty-in-Residence, providing a wide range of programming for residential students; and from 2016 to 2018, she was the Assistant Coordinator of the Global Village Living and Learning Community, supporting first-year students pursuing academic and personal interests in international languages and cultures.

Selected Professional Achievements

  • Teaching Excellence Award; Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, UNCG, 2016-17
  • Organizer, “Brown Is the New White” university colloquia, UNCG 2016-17
  • Most Outstanding Professor Award; UNCG Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, 2014
  • Multicultural Professor of the Year, 2010-11, awarded by the Multicultural Student Center, Division of Student Affairs, North Carolina A&T State University
  • Director, Bridging the Divide: African American-Latino Unity Symposium, March 2010 and February 2011, North Carolina A&T State University
  • Award of Excellence, 2006-07, awarded by the Outstanding Teacher Recognition Program of the University of California, San Diego
  • Developer and Coordinator, North Carolina A&T Dept. of Foreign Languages program to mentor Hispanic students in Greensboro public schools, 1998-2000; 2008-11
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