Sarah Miller Davenport

Lecturer in 20th Century US History, University of Sheffield

Sarah Miller-Davenport researches and teaches on 20th century US history at the University of Sheffield. She is the author of Gateway State: Hawai'i and the Cultural Transformation of American Empire (Princeton, 2019): https://press.princeton.edu/titles/13436.html.

Sarah’s next project explores the reinvention of New York as a ‘global city’ in the wake of its fiscal crisis in the 1970s. It aims help to provincialize globalization by focusing on New Yorkers as both producers and subjects of the worldwide economic changes of the late-20th century.

Other research has examined the role of American missionaries in Asia in the post-WWII revival of evangelicalism at home and the impact of the Peace Corps on multicultural education in the United States.

Experience

  • –present
    Lecturer in 20th Century US History, University of Sheffield