Sage Goodwin

Sage Goodwin is a historian of twentieth century media, race, and protest. She is currently completing a book which examines how the mid-century African American freedom struggle interacted with the development of the network television news industry in the United States.

Sage gained her D.Phil at the University of Oxford in 2022, where she was the Rothermere American Institute’s Esmond Harmsworth Graduate Scholar in 2020-2021. Her studies were funded by a Global History of Capitalism Doctoral Studentship and the RAI-Oxford Urquhart Graduate Scholarship. She is a former Director of the Oxford Research Center in Humanities’ (TORCH) Race and Resistance Network and the co-founder and co-convenor of Oxford’s Cultural Histories, Cultural Studies seminar. Prior to starting her DPhil, she was awarded the Carwardine Prize by the Rothermere American Institute for the most outstanding student on the MSt in US History 2016-2017.

Alongside her own research she is a researcher and content strategist for a forthcoming Mellon grant-funded public history project on the history of race, resistance, and belonging in Oxford since the nineteenth century. Her writing has appeared in the Conversation and the Washington Post.

Twitter: @sagemgoodwin