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Sara Gebhardt

Adjunct Professorial Lecturer School of Communication

Sara Gebhardt is an adjunct professor of Journalism. She specializes in 20th and 21st cultural history, literature, and journalism. Her academic interests include: media studies and popular culture; race and ethnicity; and the body and disability studies.

Dr. Gebhardt pursued graduate studies in the field of American Studies after working as a staff writer and columnist for The Washington Post, where her work reporting on a variety of subjects including entertainment and popular culture in both an ever-changing cultural realm and professional industry spurred her to study American culture and media in more depth.

In addition to teaching, Dr. Gebhardt also works as a communications consultant, trainer, and writer/editor.


Ph.D. in the History of American Civilization and an M.A. in History at Harvard University and a B.A. in Comparative Literature from Davidson College (NC), with a minor in Ethnic Studies

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