History Department
History Department

Sarah Porter


B.A., Texas A&M University, College Station

Sarah Porter

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Interests


20th Century U.S. Social Movements, Mass Incarceration, Civil Rights and Black Power, New Left, Women’s and Gender Studies, Public History

Biography


Sarah Porter is a PhD student in the Department of History at the University of Texas at Austin. She studies twentieth century social movements, policing, and mass incarceration in the United States. Sarah is currently working on her M.A. report, through which she explores draft resistance and prison organizing in the U.S. South during the 1960s and 1970s. At UT, Sarah serves as a Graduate Research Assistant to Dr. Ashley Farmer. She also works on Dr. Monica Martinez’s research team for Mapping Violence and as a research assistant to Dr. Peniel Joseph. Sarah’s work has been featured on Not Even Past, in the Texas State Historical Association’s Handbook of Texas, and on Mapping Violence. She also volunteers with the Inside Books Project, an Austin-based organization that sends free books and educational materials to people inside Texas prisons.