ISSG Welcomes Professor Sarah Haley

Columbia ISSG
September 08, 2021

The Institute for the Study of Sexuality and Gender is thrilled to welcome Professor Sarah Haley to Columbia University starting this fall! Haley joins the Columbia community as a faculty member in the Department of History and as a Core Faculty member of ISSG.

Haley has research interests in the history of gender and women, carceral history, Black feminist history and theory, prison abolition, and feminist archival methods.  She is the author of No Mercy Here: Gender, Punishment, and the Making of Jim Crow Modernity, published by the University of North Carolina Press in 2016. No Mercy Here received awards from the Association of Black Women Historians, the American Historical Association, the American Studies Association, the National Women’s Studies Association, and the Southern Association for Women Historians and was selected for the National Book Foundation’s 2020-2021 Literature for Justice Reading List. 

She is currently working on a book titled The Carceral Interior: A Black Feminist Study of the American Punishment, 1966-2016.  Prior to arriving at Columbia, she worked as a paralegal and as an organizer with the hospitality workers’ union, UNITE HERE, and was the founding director of the Black Feminism Initiative at UCLA. 

Please join us in welcoming Professor Haley to the ISSG community!