Sarah Alisabeth Fox, author and folk historian
Drawing on citizen narratives, archival records, and epidemiological studies, author and folk historian Sarah Fox will discuss the environmental and health impacts of Cold War uranium extraction and nuclear weapons testing. Her talk will explore how ordinary people’s stories can animate and energize movements for environmental and social justice, particularly as we grapple with unfolding crises like Hanford, Fukushima, and the contamination of the Animas River
Sarah Fox. Seattle author, is a folk historian, mother, and waitress. She holds a Master’s Degree in History and Folklore from Utah State University and a Bachelors Degree in American Studies from the Evergreen State College. Her work has appeared in Montana: The Magazine of Western History, the Western Historical Quarterly, and Sunspace. Her first book, Downwind: A People’s History of the Nuclear West, the product of ten years of research, was published by University of Nebraska Press in November 2014 (downwindhistory.com). Sarah continues to gather testimonies documenting the experiences of American Westerners living with the impacts of radiological exposure. She speaks on Downwind regularly to students, community groups, book clubs, and nonprofits, and teaches workshops on her methodology as a writer and folk historian. Follow Downwind on facebook (facebook.com/downwindapeopleshistory and twitter (@downwindhistory).