Sarah Mellors

Councilor, At Large

Sarah Mellors is an assistant professor of history at Missouri State University.  She received her PhD at the University of California, Irvine, in 2018. Her research focuses on modern Chinese history, gender and sexuality, and the history of medicine. Her dissertation, “From Vinegar and Cotton Balls to Diaphragms and Vasectomies: Birth Control in Republican and Mao-Era China,” examines birth control practices in 20th-century urban China before the implementation of the One Child Policy. As the AHA’s councilor at large, she serves as a member of the Graduate and Early Career Committee (GECC) and represents GECC’s interests at AHA Council meetings. Prior to attending graduate school, she interned with the Congressional-Executive Commission on China researching Chinese rule of law issues and served as the assistant director of summer study abroad for the China Institute’s Shanghai program. She has a BA in East Asian Studies from Haverford College and an MA in history from UC Irvine.