Sarah Gold McBride

Visiting Lecturer
Office Hours: 
Wednesday, 1:30–3:30 p.m. (Fall 2017)
2314 Dwinelle
Education: 

Ph.D., History, University of California, Berkeley
M.A., History, University of California, Berkeley
B.A., History and Linguistics, University of California, Berkeley

Curriculum Vitae: 
Profile: 

Sarah Gold McBride specializes in the social and cultural history of the nineteenth-century United States. Her research and teaching are particularly interested in the relationships between popular culture (including popular science, print, and entertainment) and race, gender, and the body. Her dissertation, "Whiskerology: Hair and the Legible Body in Nineteenth-Century America," argues that during the nineteenth century, Americans shared an extraordinary faith in the diagnostic and classificatory power of hair, which they understood to be capable of conveying reliable information about a stranger’s identity and character. As a teacher, Sarah is especially focused on K–16 history pedagogy: how history is taught in K–12 and college classrooms, and the bridge between these two levels.

Courses

Semester Course Title Syllabus
Summer 2017 122AC Antebellum America: The Advent of Mass Society
Fall 2017 123 Civil War and Reconstruction
Spring 2016 198BC Berkeley Connect in History
Spring 2016 198BC Berkeley Connect in History