Sarah Thuesen Discusses New Book on WUNC
Sarah Thuesen, visiting assistant professor of history, discussed the struggle for educational equality in North Carolina in an Oct. 8 interview on public radio station WUNC’s “The State of Things.”
Sarah’s new book, Greater than Equal: African American Struggles for Schools and Citizenship in North Carolina, 1919-1965, was published in August by University of North Carolina Press.
“Like a lot of children of the post 1960s South, it was hard not to be struck as a student of history by the difference one generation can make,” she told host Frank Stasio. “… difference one generation can make in terms of the possibilities for change as well as the possibilities for the reversal of change.”
Sarah, who grew up in Hickory, N.C., joined Guilford’s faculty as an instructor in the History Department in fall 2012. She was a full-time faculty member in history, political science and gender and women’s studies at Warren Wilson College in 2007-08 and has taught at Wabash College in Indiana, Peace College (now William Peace University) and UNC Chapel Hill.
She earned her Ph.D in U.S. history as well as bachelor’s and master’s degrees in history from UNC Chapel Hill. From 2009-11, she held a National Academy of Education/Spencer Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship.
Listen to the interview on the station’s website.