Hi there! I’m Sarah Grace, a PhD Candidate in Marketing at the University of Arkansas studying under the gracious direction of Jeff Murray.

My research explores the intersection of markets + culture with a focus on the phenomenon of social acceleration. Other research interests include global consumer cultures and sustainability.

When I’m not working on my research or spending time with friends and family, one of my favorite things to do is travel. When I first arrive at a destination, I do two things in order to immerse myself in the culture: I go for a walk, and I go grocery shopping.

I have found this to be an effective way to quickly become acquainted with local people, their environment, and their everyday choices.

This curiosity is a natural theme for me. I have a background in marketing, sociology, & economics and I enjoy combining these interests to better understand consumer culture and the role it plays throughout marketing systems and society.

Upon completion of my dissertation in 2021, I seek a role that will allow me to engage these interests while maintaining dialogue with future business leaders, policy makers, and global citizens in a university setting.