Sarah (White Earth Nation of Ojibwe, Bear Clan) is a 5th-year Ph.D. Candidate in the Medieval Studies Program with a graduate minor in American Indian and Indigenous Studies. Her dissertation employs critical Indigenous studies to analyze the transcolonial legacies of settler colonialism and Indigenous erasure across the medieval-modern divide.
Sarah was awarded the Zhu Family Graduate Fellowship for the 2023-2024 academic year, and in 2019 she was awarded the Dean’s McNair Graduate Diversity Fellowship and named a Graduate Dean’s Scholar. In 2019, Sarah also received the Scholar of the College Award and the Art History Book Award from her alma mater, the University of Minnesota Morris.
- Critical Indigenous Studies
- Medieval-modern legacies of settler colonialism and Indigeneity
- Medieval and modern legal history
- Material culture of the medieval North Atlantic
- Old English literature and language
- History of universities in the United States
- Indigenous North America (Fall 2021/Fall2022, Graduate TA)
- Women in Medieval Art and Literature (Fall 2020)
- In preparation with Dusti Bridges. Working title: “Indigenous Dispossession, ‘Land-Grab’ Universities, and Medieval Studies.” Accepted to the Medieval Academy of America Centennial special issue of Speculum. Forthcoming January 2025.
- with Jordan Chauncy. “Settler Fantasies and Queer Disruptions: A Non-binary Reading of Gerald’s Wolves.” Accepted to the “Medieval Trans Natures” special issue of Medieval Ecocriticisms. Forthcoming Summer 2024.