Sarah Waurechen obtained her Ph.D. from Queen's in 2011, for a thesis entitled "Talking Scot: English Perceptions of the Scots During the Regal Union." Currently, she is a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of History and Classical Studies at McGill University, Quebec. Although she is in the process of turning her thesis into a book, and beginning a new project about colonial Barabados in the British imagination, Sarah is working on a number of less bookish projects as well. Committed to the belief that an education in the humanities prepares one for active citizenship, she has begun publically to participate in debates about politics, the state of the academy, and the role of feminism in the workplace.
During Sarah's time at Queen's, she was fortunate enough to have taught three courses, during which time she met some truly remarkable students. Passionate in her belief that engagement with students is a worthy activity in itself, that it inspires the researchers of the future, and that it improves the quality of her own work by continuously exposing her to new perspectives and new questions, she is now pursuing a career in Quebec's CEGEP system.