Sarah Haley - Gender Studies
(Appointed Fall 2011)
Sarah received her PhD in African American Studies and American Studies from Yale University in 2010 and was a postdoctoral fellow at Princeton University's Center for African American Studies from 2010-2011. Over the past several years she has also worked in the labor movement, organizing in the academic and hospitality sectors. Sarah begins her position as Assistant Professor of Gender Studies and Ralph J. Bunche Center Faculty Associate in Fall 2011.
Sarah is currently writing a book entitled Engendering Captivity: Black Women and Punishment in Georgia After the Civil War, which examines the lives of imprisoned women in the U.S. South in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. This study examines regimes of gendered racial terror, the construction and development of racialized gender categories, and individual and collective resistance practices. This manuscript expands the research and analysis of her dissertation, which was awarded the 2010 Lerner-Scott Dissertation Prize in U.S. Women's History from the Organization of American Historians.
Sarah's research interests include black feminist theory, African American and Women's history, labor and working-class studies, and critical carceral studies. This year, she will teach courses on black women's history and the United States carceral system.