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Sarah received her MA in Modern History from Stellenbosch University, and her PhD, in 2010, from Birkbeck, University of London. Her monograph, Changing Childhoods in the Cape Colony: Dutch Reformed Church Evangelicalism and Colonial Childhood, 1860-1895, will be published in 2014 by Palgrave Macmillan, in a new series on global histories of childhood. Following the completion of her doctorate, Sarah took up a National Research Foundation Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship in the Department of History at Stellenbosch. Interested in the intersection of histories of medicine and childhood, Sarah investigated the work and influence of Truby King's mothercraft movement in South Africa during the first half of the twentieth century. She is currently preparing articles based on this research for publication. Sarah joined WiSER in 2013. Funded by a prestigious, five-year Research Career Advancement Fellowship from the NRF, her current project investigates histories of sex educationin twentieth-century South Africa.