Sarah Haley

Sarah Haley

Sarah Haley

Core Faculty

Vice Chair, Associate Professor

Gender Studies
Vice Chair of Graduate Affairs
Associate Director, Center for the Study of Women

Office: 1117 Rolfe Hall


Phone: 310-206-5228

Research Interests:

U.S. Women's and Gender History, African American History 1865-Present, Critical Prison Studies, Social Movements, Labor & Working Class Studies


Ph.D., African American Studies & American Studies, Yale University, 2010
M.A., African American Studies and American Studies, Yale University, 2007
B.A., Political Science, Vassar College, 2001

Selected Publications

“‘Like I was a Man’: Chain Gangs, Gender, and the Domestic Carceral Sphere in Jim Crow Georgia.” Signs: Journal of Women and Culture in Society (forthcoming Winter, 2013).

Review of Criminal Injustice: Slaves and Free Blacks in Georgia’s Criminal Justice System by Glenn McNair.  Journal of African American History 96: 2 (Spring 2011).


Princeton University Center for African American Studies Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2010
Lerner Scott Prize for Best Doctoral Dissertation in Women’s History, Organization of American Historians, 2010
Sylvia Ardyn Boone Prize for Best Dissertation in African American Culture, Yale University, 2010
Johannesburg Workshop in Theory and Criticism Fellowship, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, July 2009