Sarah Emily Duff

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Sarah is a Researcher at WiSER, and holds a PhD from Birkbeck, University of London. Her research is on histories of childhood, sexuality, and medicine in nineteenth- and twentieth-century South Africa. Funded by a prestigious, five-year Research Career Advancement Fellowship from the National Research Foundation (NRF), her current project investigates histories of sex education in twentieth-century South Africa. Before joining WiSER, Sarah held an NRF Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at Stellenbosch University, and lectured at Goldsmiths, University of London.

Sarah's monograph, Changing Childhoods in the Cape Colony: Dutch Reformed Church Evangelicalism and Colonial Childhood, 1860-1895, was published in 2015 by Palgrave Macmillan in the new Palgrave Studies in the History of Childhood series. She has published in the Journal of Southern African Studies, the South African Historical Journal, the Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History, and the Journal of the History of Childhood and Youth as well as in several edited collections. She has an article forthcoming in a special edition of Kronos. Her journalism has appeared in the Guardian, Fire and Knives, the New Humanist, The Conversation, and Africa is a Country, and she writes about the histories and politics of food and eating at Tangerine and Cinnamon.