Director of Research and Publications


American Historical Association

Sarah Weicksel oversees the AHA’s research initiatives and publications program, including Perspectives on History, the booklet series, and various web-based publications such as bibliographies and Remote Teaching Resources. She also organizes the work of the Research Division and is the project director of the NEH grant-funded project, Teaching Things: Material Culture in the History Classroom. In addition to her work at the AHA, she is a research associate at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. She earned a PhD in history from the University of Chicago, an MA in American material culture from the Winterthur Program at the University of Delaware, and a BA in history from Yale University. She is the author of several articles on material culture and the American Civil War era. A historian and museum professional, her work focuses on United States history, material culture, race, gender, and the politics of everyday life.