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Sara Kapadia

If Sara Kapadia was not a human she would be a thylacine, an extinct creature made up of seemingly contrasting and wildly fascinating parts. Sara is an artist, educator, yoga teacher, academic, and writer and uses a transdisciplinary approach in all her projects.

Writer

Sara writes fiction and non-fiction. Science, fantasy and culture intersect in many of Sara's stories. Sara is currently working on a novel, a collection of short stories, and a children's picture book Sara's non-fiction writing is mainly scholarly works drawing from her research. Here are two samples of Sara's fiction and non-fiction writing:

  • The Sanuk Chronicles - The Beyond
    in Prachya Review, 2017 - Link

  • Childhood Into the 22nd Century: Creativity, the Finland Example, and Beyond
    In Childhood Education Vol. 90, Iss. 5, 2014 - Link

Artist

As a multi-modal artist, Sara explores different themes in her work. As a painter, Sara utilizes various textures including man-man recycled materials and natural objects. As a dancer Sara uses story telling from her Bengali folk dancing training. Sara has taken part in exhibitions and has donated several of her artworks to non-profits. At the moment Sara is exploring the theme of nature in human life.

Academic

Sara graduated from the University of Cambridge with an undergraduate degree in science education, from the University of London with a master's degree in social justice, social work and education, and from Claremont Graduate University with a Ph.D. in education. Sara completed a postdoctoral fellowship at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Sara’s research has three main spheres: how early childhood experiences inform adulthood, how art and science intersect. Sara serves on the advisory board of the International Child Art Foundation. Sara is the founder and editor of The STEAM Journal, an art-science, scholarly, peer reviewed publication, which can be found at: scholarship.claremont.edu/steam

Yoga Teacher

Sara learned how to teach children's yoga through Kidding Around Yoga and learned about trauma-informed youth yoga teaching from Yoga Ed at Loyola Marymount University. Sara volunteers at Mattel Children's Hospital and has taught yoga to foster youth with her mentors at Camp Harmony in Malibu, and teaches preschool yoga and family yoga in Los Angeles.

"I liked the texture the brush created; I would run my fingers over the uneven ridges, sensing microcosms just beneath my fingertips – imaginary cities made up of dust particles."

Sara Kapadia, 2017 para.2

"Whether the melting of disciplines occurs because disciplianary experts merge their ideas, or individuals merge their ideas from different disciplines, at the very core interdisciplinary thinking is flourishing."

Sara Kapadia, 2018 p. 494

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