Sarah Hayes

University of Florida/English

Sarah Hayes

Sarah Hayes is a PhD candidate in English at the University of Florida. Her dissertation, titled Penitential Education: The Spatial Imaginary of American Indian Boarding Schools​, questions why Native American writers use the metaphor of the prison when writing about boarding schools and argues that the modern prison influenced the origins and the experience of the American Indian boarding school system. Sarah earned her MA at University of St. Thomas and her BA at University of Minnesota. Her scholarly interests include early American and Native American literature, and issues of captivity, imprisonment, and nation building.
Beinecke Library Visiting Fellowship
Penitential Education: The Experience of Space in American Indian Boarding Schools
June 1-30, 2014
Visiting Fellow


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