Sara Jorgensen (Ph.D., Princeton University, 2009) specializes in the history of nineteenth-century southern Africa.  Her primary research interest is the impact of global and cross-cultural influences on social reform movements, and she is currently engaged in a study of the American Zulu Mission, a United States-based organization in nineteenth-century KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

Dr. Jorgensen teaches African history surveys (HIST3510 and HIST3520), southern African history (HIST3530), Africa and the Atlantic World (HIST3560), and the department’s modern world history survey (HIST1030).  She also teaches the seminar in historical method (HIST3010), and occasional topics courses on African or world-historical subjects.