Sarah Sadlier is a PhD Candidate in Harvard's History Department, specializing in American History. During her undergraduate career at Stanford University, Sarah quadruple majored in History (with Honors), American Studies (with Honors), Iberian and Latin American Cultures, and Political Science (secondary major). She completed her master's at Stanford in the interdisciplinary "Modern Thought and Literature" program. Her academic work focuses on "War in the American Imagination." Her previous research includes topics such as: the legacy of the War of Regulation in Revolutionary North Carolina; the writings of Civil War "professional widows"; depictions of the Battle of the Little Bighorn in art, film, and literature; and Cold War representations of nuclear apocalypse.
At Stanford, she served as the course assistant for six classes: "WWI: New and Ongoing Controversies," "Mark Twain and American Culture," "Environmental and Resource Challenges on Native American Lands," "Technology and National Security," "Nuclear Weapons, Energy, Proliferation, and Terrorism," and "Living at the Nuclear Brink." She was also the producer for former Secretary of Defense William J. Perry's massive open online course on "The Threat of Nuclear Terrorism."