Empirical Research Librarian
Sarah's main areas of interest are research study design, social science statistics, empirical legal scholarship, and diaspora and genocide studies research. From 2001-2004, she served as Director of the Bronx Defenders Debate Initiative, an after-school program serving high school students at Title I schools in Harlem and the Bronx. Prior to joining the law library, Sarah was a faculty member in the School of Public Affairs at Baruch College, and the Department of Communication at The University of Texas at El Paso. Please feel free to call, email or stop by her office to discuss your research. Please email her if you would like to make an appointment.
Sarah graduated from Capital University in Columbus, Ohio (BA in Organizational Communication and Spanish), Ohio University (MA in Interpersonal Communication, Grad Cert in Women's Studies, PhD in Rhetoric, secondary concentration in Political Science), and Texas Woman's University (MLS).
Dialogues across Diasporas Women Writers, Scholars, and Activists of Africana and Latina Descent in Conversation. (with Marion Rohrleitner) Lexington Books, Rowman & Littlefield, 2013.
"Assessing Diversity in Public Affairs Curricula: A Multi-Methodological Model for Student-Led Programmatic Self-Study." Journal of Public Affairs Education 18:4 (2012).
"Fulfilling the U.S. Obligation to Prevent Exterminationism: A Comprehensive Approach to Regulating Hate Speech and Dismantling Systems of Genocide." Loyola University Chicago Law Journal 43:2 (2012): 317-356.
"Heart of a Lion, Mind Full of Pride: The Paradox of Teaching E-E as a Heuristic for Homegrown Change in Rwanda." Journal of Development Communication 22:2 (2011): 1-13.
"The Dilemmas of Post-identity Organizing: Unmaking feminist Ties in Southern Rwanda." Women & Language 34:2 (2011): 61-78.
"Let’s get them out of the country! Reflecting on the value of international immersion experiences for M.P.A. students." Journal of Public Affairs Education 16:2 (2010): 307-312.
"The matatus take you everywhere: Reflections on the value of international/intercultural communication training from the Rwanda Research Group." Topical Problems of Communication and Culture 11: (2010): 264-279.
"We snuck up on the roof: The widows of Duhozanye rebuild their community. Collaborative Answers to community problems in Save, Rwanda." Social Justice Wisdom Series 1: (2010): 1-8.
Review of Born into brothels: Calcutta’s red light kids; Quinceañera/La Quinceañera. Films for the Feminist Classroom 1:1 (2009).
"Peace-building through good governance and capable statehood ." (with Annie Balocating, Satoshi Ohno, Della Saju, & Jennifer Walker) Peace Review 21:3 (2009): 286-295.
"Reifying binaries: British press coverage of the Bush Administration’s case for war in Iraq." (with Madiha Hashmi) Florida Journal of Communication 39:1 (2009): 40-54.
"Radical pedagogy: Lessons from the 'Africa book' project." Journal of Public Affairs Education 13:4 (2008): 487-498.
"The New York police officer: Democratic and moral accountability in conflict." (with Daniel Williams) Accountability Cases : (2007).
"Arguing toward a more active citizenry: Re-envisioning the introductory civics course via debate-centered pedagogy." Journal of Public Affairs Education 12:3 (2006): 385-396.
"Uncovering the intellectual diversity of modern policy debate; Answering the media’s call for better post-secondary education." (with Benjamin Sovacool) Contemporary Argumentation & Debate 27: (2006): 49-70.
Lessons learned from the Communication pilot course at The Centre of Gender, Culture and Development Studies at The Kigali Institute of Education. Kigali, Rwanda: Embassy of the United States of America, : 1-48.