Sarah Weicksel

Director of Research and Publications

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 teaching resources. She also organizes the work of the Research Division. She oversees the Remote Teaching Resources and the “Bibliography of Historians’ Responses to COVID-19” as part of the NEH CARES grant-funded project, “Confronting a Pandemic: Historians and COVID-19.” 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.