Sarah Hentges is an Associate Professor of American Studies and teaches a variety of classes in American studies, English, and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality studies including introductory classes in these areas as well as upper-level classes in cultural criticism and theory; intersections of race, class, gender and sexuality; girls and girlhood; Hip Hop; fitness; YA dystopia and more. Sarah was the 2018-19 Fulbright Distinguished Chair of American Studies at the Center for American Studies at the University of Southern Denmark. She regularly presents her work at national and regional conferences and has published a range of work in academic journals and the popular press, including her books: Girls on Fire: Transformative Heroines in Young Adult Dystopian Literature (2018), Women and Fitness in American Culture (2014), and Pictures of Girlhood: Modern Female Adolescence on Film (2006). Her co-edited collection of essays, Teaching Girls on Fire: Essays on Dystopian Young Adult Literature in the Classroom is due to be published this spring. Sarah also maintains a blog and website www.cultureandmovement.com. She is particularly interested in interdisciplinary, critical/creative approaches to teaching and scholarship. In addition to her academic work, Sarah is also an RYT-200 yoga teacher and fitness instructor and has taught fitness in a variety of locations and incarnations. Through her work, she encourages people to move ... and be moved.
2018-19 Fulbright Distinguished Chair of American Studies at the Center for American Studies at the University of Southern Denmark