I am currently under contract with Vanderbilt University Press to write a general audience book on Nashville’s LGBTQ+ history from the 1920s to present day.
Below is a select group of essays I have written for popular and peer-reviewed publications. My research interests cover a wide array of topics within the realm of civil and human rights, which is reflected in many of these written pieces.
- “Containment and Control, Not Care or Cure: An Interview with Elizabeth Catte on Virginia’s Eugenics Movement.” Nursing Clio, April 15, 2021.
- “The Two Wars.” Contingent Magazine, August 15, 2020.
- “A Redemptive Model of Labor: Documenting Student Activism at Middle Tennessee State.” History@Work, October 11, 2019.
- “Historical Fanfiction as Affective History Making.” Nursing Clio, October 2, 2019.
- “Gays in Space: How an Archive of Star Wars Fanzines Helped this Queer Woman Live Her Best Life.” Nursing Clio, December 11, 2018.
- “Protesting the Confederacy on Campus.” The Activist History Review, July 25, 2018.
I also conduct primary source research using the archival collections at the Albert Gore Research Center, and write blog posts meant for general audience consumption. Here are a few examples:
- “Queering World War II History,” October 19, 2021.
- “Nothing About Us Without Us: An Overview of Disability History at MTSU,” July 17, 2020.
- “Tennesseans Respond: The Revolts of 1967,” July 24, 2017.
This section includes some of my research that has been cited by other academic scholars.
- “A Force to Reckoned With: Women, Star Wars, and Controlling Cultural Production, 1977-1990,” HIST 6020 : Historical Research Methods, Middle Tennessee State University, 2016.
Sarah is a Contributing Writer for Connect, an LGBTQ+ media company based in Tennessee.
Other essays published:
- “Learning to Live with and Love my Disabled Body,” Health’s Angels, June 11, 2020.