History Department
History Department

Sarah Porter


B.A., Texas A&M University, College Station

Sarah Porter

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Interests


20th Century U.S. Social Movements, Mass Incarceration, Civil Rights and Black Power, New Left, Women’s and Gender Studies, Public History

Biography


Sarah Porter is a second year PhD student in the Department of History at the University of Texas at Austin. She studies twentieth century social movements and mass incarceration in the United States. Her current research centers on the legal and political challenges that activists mounted against the Texas Prison System between 1960 and 1980. At UT, Sarah serves as a Graduate Research Assistant to Dr. Ashley Farmer and works on Dr. Monica Martinez’s Mapping Violence research team. Sarah also volunteers with the Inside Books Project, an Austin-based organization that sends free books and educational materials to people inside Texas prisons.