Sarah’s area of research is the 19th century American West, with a focus on Native American and environmental history. In 2008 the Organization of American Historians awarded her paper “‘Like a Roaring Lion’: The Overland Trail As a Sonic Conquest” with the Louis Pelzer Memorial Award, recognizing the best essay written by a graduate student. Sarah received her B.A. in history from Pomona College. Before coming to USC College, she held a number of different positions connected to her research interests, including historic interpreter at Wyoming’s Fort Caspar Museum and research intern at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History.
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