Sarah Coleman is a historian of 20th century America. Her research is focused on immigration, race and rights in the United States and she is particularly interested in the intersection of politics, public policy, social movements. Her teaching focuses on political, social and policy history.
She is currently writing her first book, The Walls Within (under contract with Princeton University Press) which traces the struggle of politicians, activists, interest groups, communities and the courts to define the rights of immigrants in the United States after the passage of the Hart-Celler Act of 1965.
Dr. Coleman was a Postdoctoral Fellow at Southern Methodist University, received her PhD from Princeton University, and her dissertation was awarded the 2017 Outstanding Dissertation Award from the Immigration and Ethnic History Society.
BA, Yale University
MPhil, University of Cambridge
PhD, Princeton University
Immigration, Race and Rights in the U.S., Public Policy, Social Movements