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Sarah KingEducation:
M.A., History, The University of Waterloo
B.A., History/minor in Political Science, University of Toronto 

US: Modern U.S.


Sarah King

Advisor: Professor Leigh Ann Wheeler

Sarah grew up in British Columbia, Canada. She received her BA from the University of Toronto and her MA in History from the University of Waterloo. Sarah studies twentieth-century U.S. history, with a focus on the Vietnam War and the antiwar movement. She is currently writing her dissertation, which explores celebrity activism during the Vietnam War and the increased presence of celebrities in American political culture in the 1960s and 1970s. Sarah has taught two summer courses at Binghamton University: The U.S. in the 1960s and The American War in Vietnam. This past year (2014-15) she served as one of the Managing Editors of the Journal of Women's History.

Dissertation Title:

"Celebrity Activism in the Vietnam Era: How Popular Culture Icons Shaped Debate Over the War and Transformed U.S. Political Culture"

Courses Taught:

HIST 362: The U.S. in the 1960s
HIST 366: The American War in Vietnam

Conferences and Invited Lectures:

"Another Mother for Peace: Motherhood, Celebrities, and Antiwar Activism during the Vietnam War," Upstate New York Women's History Organization (UNYWHO) Conference, Seneca Falls, NY, (upcoming) September 2015

"The FTA Troupe: Celebrity Activism Abroad in the Late Vietnam War," Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR) Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, (upcoming) June 2015

"Celebrity Activism and Social Movements Then: Popular Culture Icons Who Opposed the Vietnam War," The Practical and Impractical Past: 12th Annual McGill-Queen's Graduate Conference in History, Queen's University, March 2015

"The Vietnam War," Invited Guest Lecture, 1970's America, Binghamton University, March 2014

"FTA: The Forgotten Troupe of the Antiwar Movement," Binghamton University Graduate Research Conference, May 2013

"Before Hanoi: Jane Fonda's Antiwar Activism to 1972," Sarah Lawrence Annual Women's History Conference, March 2013

Grants and Awards:

Dissertation Year Fellowship, Binghamton University, 2015-16

Wisconsin Veterans Museum Research Grant, 2015

GSEU Professional Development Award, Binghamton University, 2015

Joan S. Dubofsky Doctoral Research Grant, Binghamton University, 2015

Gladys Krieble Delmas Visiting Scholar Award, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Library and Archives, 2015

Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation Grant, Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation, 2014

Joan S. Dubofsky Doctoral Research Grant, Binghamton University, 2014


"Gerda Lerner: In Academia and Online," Journal of Women's History Online, Summer 2013

Last Updated: 8/12/16