Sarah Minslow, PhD

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Dr. Minslow is Assistant Professor of Children's and Young Adult Literature. She is also acting Internship Supervisor in the Department of English.

She teaches Children's Literature; Adaptations; British Literature; Psychology of Fairy Tales and Fantasy; and War, Genocide, and Human Rights.

Dr. Minslow's research focuses on war and genocide in children's literature, teaching human rights through children's literature, and Holocaust studies. Her latest book publication is Denial: The Final Stage of Genocide? (Routledge, 2021).

She recently published a chapter on Angeline Boulley's Firekeeper's Daughter in Liminal Spaces in Children’s and Young Adult Literature: Stories from the In Between edited by Mark I. West, and a chapter on Teaching Asian American Exclusion in the Multiethnic Literature Classroom using Gene Luen Yang's American Born Chinese. 

Dr. Minslow was a Faculty Fellow of the American Communities Program: TIME for 2022-2023 and worked on a project titled Time, Temporality, and Memory in Holocaust Children's & YA Literature. 

She is also a member of two grant-funded project teams:

Contemporary Approaches to 21st Century Holocaust Literature (Rothschild Foundation)

Art of Peace: New perspectives in visual art on peacekeeping from the 1990s (Australian Research Council)

Dr. Minslow is a member of the Board of the Children's Literature Association and regularly is invited to facilitate workshops for K-12 educators on teaching the Holocaust and Genocide in ELA Classrooms.