Sarah Jacobson


Sarah majored in History and minored in German as an undergraduate at Brigham Young University.  After serving a mission for eighteen months for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Italy, her research interests expanded to the role of women during the Resistance of Nazi-occupied northern Italy.  Her recent Master’s Thesis focused on women in Italian extra-parliamentary Marxist groups, such as Lotta Continua and Autonomia Operaia during the late 1960s and 1970s.

After conducting pre-dissertation research in Germany and Italy over the summer, she is working on marginalized groups – such as women and migrant workers – who occupied housing complexes in the 1970s and 1980s.

Year in Program: 3

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).