About

Sarah earned her bachelors in Women’s and Gender Studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. While in North Carolina, she was also a research assistant for the book, Transforming Scholarship: Why Women’s and Gender Studies Students Are Changing Themselves and the World by Drs. Michele Tracy Berger and Cheryl Radeloff. She earned her masters in Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies at Florida Atlantic University. While at FAU, Sarah taught Introduction to Gender and Sexuality Studies and volunteered with the LGBTQA Resource Center. She also founded the student organization, The F-Word: FAU Feminists. Her master’s thesis is titled “Hegemonic ‘Realness’? An Intersectional Feminist Analysis of RuPaul’s Drag Race.” Sarah also earned an M.Ed. in Critical Studies in Educational Foundations at Ohio University, where she served as the Women’s Center Program Coordinator for three years. She is currently serving as the Young Women Leaders Program Mentoring Coordinator at the University of Virginia.

Education

M.Ed. Critical Studies in Educational Foundations, Ohio University

M.A. Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Florida Atlantic University

B.A. Women’s and Gender Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Other Publications

Jenkins, S. T.  (2017).  “Spicy. Exotic. Creature. Representations of Racial and Ethnic Minorities on RuPaul’s Drag Race.” In Brennan, N. and Gudelunas, D. (Eds.). RuPaul’s Drag Race and the Shifting Visibility of Drag Culture: The Boundaries of Reality TV. New York: Palgrave Macmillian.

Jenkins, S. T. (2013). “Hegemonic ‘Realness’? An Intersectional Feminist Analysis of RuPaul’s Drag Race.” Master’s Thesis. Florida Atlantic University.

Upcoming Talks and Conferences

2018 “Education as the Practice of Freedom—Not Finance: Strategies in Feminist Pedagogy for Reclaiming Higher Education from the Neoliberal Corporatized University Model.” Presented at the National Women’s Studies Association Conference, Atlanta, GA, November 10

2015 “What Western Universities Can Learn from the Navajo Nation.” Presented at the Tri-State Conference on Diversity and Inclusion, Huntington, WV, September 11

2013  “May the Odds Be Someday in Their Favor: The Figure of the Other in The Hunger Games Film.” Paper presented at the Southeastern Women’s Studies Association Conference, Greensboro NC, April 19

2013  “‘As Long As You Can Find Yourself, You’ll Never Starve’: Green Consciousness in The Hunger Games Trilogy.” Poster presented and judged at the Graduate and Professional Student Association Research Day, Boca Raton FL, April 12. Awarded second place in the category of Interdisciplinary Studies for excellence in research.

2013  “Hegemonic ‘Realness’: An Intersectional Feminist Analysis of RuPaul’s Drag Race.” Paper presented at the Women’s Studies Graduate Student Association Conference, Boca Raton FL, March 29

2012  “Does Fantasy Negate Responsibility? Harry Potter and the Implications of Sexual Violence in a Magical World.” Paper presented at the Women’s Studies Graduate Student Association Conference, Boca Raton FL, March 30

 

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