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Biography

Jamie Sanchez is a faculty member and Program Director of the PhD in Intercultural Studies in the Graduate Department. She lived in China for ten years working for a non-profit company, business consulting firm, and co-establishing an English training center. 

Dr. Sanchez teaches research methodology courses in addition to graduate level content courses. Her current research interests include Critical Refugee Studies.  

Dr. Sanchez holds a BBA from New Mexico State University, an MA from Union University, an MDIV from Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary, and a PhD from Virginia Tech.  

Affiliations

  • American Society of Missiology
  • Association of Professors of Mission
  • Association of Asian Studies, Southeast Region
  • Evangelical Missiological Society
  • Heterodox Academy
  • International Association of Missions Studies

Awards

  • McGraw-Hill Distinguished Scholar, Conference for Academic Research in Education, 2020
  • Virginia Tech, Edward A. Bouchet Graduate Honor Society Inductee, January 2016
  • International Studies Association South, Travel Grant, October 2014
  • Virginia Tech, Graduate School, Featured Graduate Student, October 2014
  • Virginia Tech, Diversity Scholar, Spring 2014
  • Inner Mongolia University Mandarin Language Award, 2008
  • Broadman Holman Seminarian Award, 2008
  • Dubose Missions Award, 2008
  • David and Faith Kim School of Intercultural Studies Scholarship, 2006
  • Hewlett Packard Scholarship, 1997
  • Naul Scholarship, 1996


Publications (Selected)

Refereed Publications:

  • Sanchez, J., Dzubinski, L, and Parke, J (October 2021). “Ministry Amidst the Refugee
  • Crisis in Europe: Understanding Missionary-Refugee Relationships.” Transformation,
  • Volume 38, Issue 4.
  • Sanchez. J. (May 2021). “The Red Yurts: Deconstructing Architecture for Cultural Insight.”
  • International Journal of Urban Transformation, Issue 5.
  • Sanchez, J. (Spring 2020). “Repair: Mongolian Art as Reimagination of the Pastoral Identity.”
  • Journal of Cultural Studies, Vol. 5, Issue. 1, pp. 81-93.
  • Sanchez, J. (Winter 2019). “Singing Mongolian: Language Preservation, Cultural Representation,
  • and Resistance.” Journal of Northeast Asian History, Vol. 16, No. 1, pp. 43-70
  • Sanchez, J. (October 2019). “Collaboration as Missional: Experiences from a Junior Faculty
  • Member.” Evangelical Missiological Society Occasional Bulletin, Vol. 32, No. 3.
  • Klajment-Lavin, R. and Sanchez. J. (July 2019). “The Diffusion of Christianity in South Korea,”
  • Global Missiology, Vol. 4, No. 16.
  • Starcher, R., Dzubinski, L., Sanchez, J. (January 2018). “Rigorous missiological research
    using qualitative inquiry,” Missiology: An International Review, Volume 46, (1), pp. 50-66.
  • Sanchez, J. (2015).  “Tumultuous Times:  Shifts in Mongolian Cultural Identity Since 1947,” Journal of Northeast Asian History,  Volume 12, (2), pp. 133-168. 
  • Sanchez, J. (October 2013).  “Cultural Colonization:  The Dual-Displacement of Mongolians in
    Inner Mongolia,”  Spectra Journal.

Book Chapters:

  • Sanchez, J. N., Dryjanska, L, & Parke, J. (2021, in press). Understanding Resilience inWomen Refugees: A Review of Literature. In A. Sue Russell, R. Scheuermann, &A. Allen (Eds.), Not Forgotten: Mission to Women Amidst Global Crisis. Wipf & Stock.
  • Dryjanska, L., Sanchez, J. N., & Parke, J. (2021, in press). Forced Migration, Modern Slavery, and the Evil of Shattered Dreams. In G. Pacifici (Ed.), Evil in the Modern World: International & Interdisciplinary Perspectives. Lexington Books.
  • Sanchez, J. (December 2017). “Shifting Signals in the ‘Two’ Chinas” in Stephenson, Jr., M. and Kirakosyan, L. (Eds.), RE: Reflections and Exploration: A Forum for Deliberative Dialogue, (pp. 56-61). Blacksburg, VA: Virginia Tech Publishing.
  • Sanchez, J. (September 2015). Seeking Identity in the ‘Chinese’ Nation,” in Stephenson, Jr., M. and Kirakosyan, L. (Eds.), RE:  Essays on Politics, Public Policy, and Governance. (pp. 242-246). Blacksburg, VA: Virginia Tech Publishing.
  • Sanchez, J. (September 2015). “China’s One-Child Policy Change: Sustaining the Four
    Moderniztaions.” in Stephenson, Jr., M. and Kirakosyan, L. (Eds.), RE:  Essays on Politics,
    Public Policy, and Governance.
    (pp. 212-216). Blacksburg, VA: Virginia Tech Publishing.

Presentations

  • Sanchez, J. (July 2020). Agency: Co-construction of Research with Participant. InternationalAssociation of Missions Studies. Sydney, Australia. (Conference canceled)
  • Dzubinski, L., Sanchez, J., Huang, L, Wang, D, and Kim, J (February 2020). A Case Study in
    International Doctoral Student and Supervisor Relationships: Going Above and Beyond.
    Conference on Academic Research in Education, Las Vegas, NV.
  • Sanchez, J. and Dryjanska, L. (September 2019). Impact of Displacement on Women Refugees: A
    Review of Relevant and Recent Literature. Evangelical Missiological Society, Dallas, TX.
  • Sanchez, J. (June 2019). The Western Missions Industry: Problematizing Barriers to Partnerships with Global Christians, American Society of Missiology, South Bend, IN.
  • Dzubinski, L., and Sanchez, J. (June 2019), A Case Study in Male Doctoral Student and Supervisor Relationships: Mutuality, Grit, and Self-Directed Learning, Association for Professors ofMission Conference, South Bend, IN. 
  • Parke, J., Dzubinski, L., and Sanchez, J. (March 2019), The Female Professoriate: Calling, Identity, and Social Capital,  Advancing Women in Higher Education, Vanguard University.
  • Dzubinski, L., Sanchez, J., Calley, S., and Hernandez, N. (February 2019), A Case Study in Male
    Doctoral Student and Supervisor Relationships: Mutuality, Grit, and Self-Directed Learning
    ,
    Conference on Academic Research in Education, Las Vegas, NV.
  • Sanchez, J. (June 2018).  Befriending the Refugee: Lessons from the Lives Aquila and Priscilla. American  Society of Missiology, South Bend, IN.
  • Dzubinski, L., and Sanchez, J. (June 2018). Educating Women Missiologists for the Future of the Global  Church, Association for Professors of Mission Conference, South Bend, IN.
  • Sanchez, J. and Dzubinski, L, (March 2018). Leading Future Women Leaders. Advancing Women in Higher Education. Azusa Pacific University. 
  • Dzubinski, L, Sanchez, J. and Calley, S. (February 2018). Advances in Understanding Doctoral Student and Supervisor Relationships: Holistic Advocacy, Conference on Academic Research in
    Education, Las Vegas, NV.
  • Sanchez, J. (November 2017). The Politics of Imagining: The Urbanization of Genghis Khan in
    Inner Mongolia,
    Southwestern Conference on Asian Studies, Southern Methodist
    University, Dallas, TX.  
  • Starcher, R., Dzubinski, L., and Sanchez, J. (June 2017),Rigorous Missiological Research:Using
    Qualitative Inquiry,
    American Society of Missiology, Wheaton, IL
  • Dzubinski, L., Sanchez, J., and Meyer, S., (January 2017),Doctoral Student and Supervisor
    Relationships:A Narrative Study,
    Conference on Academic Research in Education, Las Vegas, NV.
  • Sanchez, J., (January 2017), Mongolian Songs:Spaces of Negotiation, Association of Asian Studies Southeast Conference, University of Mississippi.
  • Sanchez, J., (April 2016), Reimagining Pastoralism:A Mode of Memory and Resistance in Inner
    Mongolia,”
    Yale Bouchet Conference on Diversity and Graduate Education, Yale University.
  • Sanchez, J., (March 2016), The Historical Pastoral Identity in Inner Mongolia:A Re-imagination as Resistance, Brian Bertoti Innovative Perspectives in History Graduate Conference, Virginia Tech.
  • Sanchez, J., (January 2016), The Pastoral Imaginary as a Mode of Resistance, Association of Asian Studies Southeast Conference, James Madison University.
  • Sanchez, J., (March 2015), Policies and Pastoralists: Historical Shifts in Inner Mongolia Since 1947, ASPECT Annual Conference, Virginia Tech.
  • Sanchez, J., (January 2015), Protests in Inner Mongolia:Land Grabbing, Cultural Anxiety, and the Question of Identity, Association of Asian Studies Southeast Conference, University of
    Virginia.
  • Sanchez, J., (October 2014), Protests in Inner Mongolia: Land Grabbing, Cultural Anxiety, and
    Geopolitical
    Ramifications, International Studies Association South Annual Conference, University of Richmond.
  • Sanchez, J., (March 2014), Cultural Colonization: Displacing Mongols in Inner Mongolia, ASPECT
    Annual Conference, Virginia Tech.
  • Sanchez, J., (February 2014), Cultural Colonization in Inner Mongolia, Columbia Conference on East Asia, Columbia University.
  • Sanchez, J., (September 2013), Cultural Colonization: The Dual-Displacement of Mongolians in Inner Mongolia, International Association for Peace and Conflict Studies, University of
    Manchester, England.

Research Interests

  • Critical Refugee Studies
  • China Area Studies

Courses

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