Sarah Balakrishnan is a doctoral history student at Harvard University, currently interested in African intellectual history, 20th century global intellectual history, postcolonialism, Marxism, and race theory. She also experiments with various multimedia forms including photo essays, documentaries, and GIS.
Sarah received her B.A. with First Class Honours in History from McGill University in 2014. Her undergraduate dissertation was titled "Six Hours of Silence: An Oral History of Rumours on Atta Mills’ Death in Ghana’s Fourth Republic,” and was presented at the 2014 Social Science Research Council's (SSRC) conference in Montreal. While at McGill, Sarah received the Margaret MacMillan Prize for Top English Literature Student, a "History Commendation Prize" from Undergraduate Awards-Dublin for a paper studying rumours as sources for subaltern history, and was a finalist for the Rhodes Scholarship. Sarah was also the 2013 Canadian, North American, and North American Women's Debating Champion, and in 2014 was ranked in the World's Top 10 Speakers.
Sarah can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Her Twitter handle is @SMCBalakrishnan, and her blog sarahbalakrishnan.tumblr.com.