Sarah M Atwood-Hoffman
Sarah's research explores how secondhand clothing has been circulated and consumed during the late 19th through 20th century. She is especially interested in the diverse ways that used clothes have been used to perform identity (class, race, gender, and sexuality). More broadly, her research interests include consumerism, popular culture, dress history, women's history, material culture, and public history. Sarah's service has included co-director of Imagining America's Publicly Engaged Graduate Education (PAGE) Fellows, co-leading the Heritage Studies and Public History Graduate Group, and Graduate Advisor for the American Studies Student Association. She currently serves on the Mid-America American Studies Association board and is the Regional Representative to the American Studies Association. Sarah has worked with the Minnesota Historical Society's recently created Department of Inclusion and Community Engagement as well as with the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. Most recently, she co-curated “A Campus Divided: Progressives, Anticommunists, Racism and Antisemitism at the University of Minnesota 1930-1942” with Prof. Emerita Riv-Ellen Prell.