Sarah Jacobson

I am a doctoral candidate in Modern European History. My research interests center on new social movements beginning in the 1960s and continuing into the 1980s. My dissertation is tentatively entitled, Squatting to Make Ends Meet: The Right to a Home in Italy and West Germany, 1970s-1980s. I particularly focus on relationships between low-income squatters – usually migrants – and self-identified young political activists.

My research has been generously funded through the Milton E. Meulder Graduate Fellowship in History (2017), the Gliozzo Dissertation Scholarship (2017), the College of Social Sciences, and the Department of History. I am grateful to my students for nominating me for the IAH Sommers Teaching Excellence award, which I also received in 2017.

I am currently out of the country conducting research, and plan on returning for Spring Semester, 2019.

Advisor: Dr. Karrin Hanshew

Committee: Dr. Sean Forner, Dr. Charles Keith, Dr. Aminda Smith

Fields: Modern Germany and Modern Italy, Women and Gender, Decolonization

Research Languages: Italian and German

Educational Background: B.A. History, Brigham Young University (2012). M.A. History, Michigan State University (2016).