Sandra Kennedy

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Associate Faculty
Social Sciences
Social and Behavioral Sciences
Saddleback College


M.A. Applied Anthropology, California State University, Long Beach, 2004
B.A. Psychology, Minor in Anthropology, California State University, Fullerton, 1995


Sandra F. Kennedy is an applied anthropologist working in the areas of tribal federal acknowledgment, education, and diversity training.  Her research experience includes: the federal acknowledgment case of the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Montana; statewide evaluation of after school programs in California with UCLA's National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing (CRESST); research and evaluation of 180 LA's BEST After School Enrichment Program sites within the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD); acquisition of gender roles in preschool communication; Oaxacan economics and internet culture; and the evaluation and implementation of diversity training programs for children and adults in middle schools and high schools in California.  In addition to teaching, Sandra does anthropological and ethnographic research for Native American Rights Fund (NARF). 

Courses Taught at Community Colleges

Sandra has been an Associate Faculty member at Saddleback College since Spring 2011.  These are the courses she teaches at community colleges in LA and Orange Counties:

  • Cultural Anthropology
  • Indians of Southern California
  • Magic, Witchcraft, and Religion
  • Native American Indian Cultures
  • Physical/Biological Anthropology

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