Sarah Klein

Assistant Professor
(519) 888-4567 x 48477
Location: ML 254A
Sarah Klein

Sarah’s research centres on how methods travel across time and space.

Her current research is on experimental practice in cognitive science. She brings together approaches from Communication, Science Studies, and Performance Studies to describe how experiments are designed, performed, and understood by their subjects and researchers. She takes an ethnographic and ethnomethodological approach to everyday practice and multi-modal interaction. Her work on experimental practice bridges art and science by treating experiments as performances with material, embodied, situated, and aesthetic features indivisible from their empirical structure, and by collaboratively designing experiments/performances with scientists.    

PhD, University of California, San Diego
MA, New York University
BA, Trent University

Recent work

Klein, Sarah and Marghetis, Tyler. (December 2017). Shaping Experiment: Performance Collaboration in the Cognitive Science Lab, Performance Matters 3(2)

Klein, Sarah. Don’t Blink: Performing Experimental Time in the EEG Laboratory. (2014). Performance Research, 19(3), 88-92.

Courses taught 

  • COMMST 193 Communication in the Sciences
  • COMMST/THPERF 102 Introduction to Performance
  • COMMST/THPERF 220 Performance Studies
  • COMMST 490 (Special Topics) - Ethnography of the Ordinary
  • COMMST 401 Advanced Studies in Gender and Sexuality