Sarah Miller-Davenport joined the department in 2014. She studied history at Oberlin College, worked at an international foundation in New York City for a few years, and then went on to receive her Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 2014.
Sarah's approach to research and teaching seeks to broaden the study of U.S. history by exploring the intersections of global developments and domestic political, social, and cultural change.
Her research focuses on how Americans conceptualized their nation's role in the world after World War II, and how the emergence of the United States as a global superpower transformed domestic culture, politics, and social relations. Her next project will examine the ways in which American non-state actors living abroad—expatriates, aid workers, missionaries, business people—helped translate the “foreign” for domestic U.S. audiences during the postwar era.