Specialty: Latina/o, Women and Gender, Labor, 20th Century United States, Oral History
Sarah McNamara joined the faculty in 2016 after earning her Ph.D. in History from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She specializes in Latina/o, women and gender, immigration and labor, and oral history. McNamara is at work on her first book, tentatively titled, “From Picket Lines to Picket Fences: Latinas and the Remaking of the Jim Crow South.” Her manuscript traces the transformation of Latina/o politics and culture between the Great Depression and the civil rights movement in Florida by examining the choices immigrant Cuban and later American-born Latinas made to achieve political representation and social justice for themselves and their community. McNamara’s work has received support from the American Historical Association, the Tulane Center for the Gulf South, the American Libraries Association, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.