Symposium Spotlight: Sarah Kay Bierle

Welcome to the fourth installment of our 2022 Emerging Civil War Symposium Spotlight Series: Each week we will introduce you to each of our outstanding speakers that will be presenting at the Eighth Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium August 5 – 7, 2022. Today’s featured speaker is Sarah Kay Bierle.

Sarah Kay Bierle is managing editor for Emerging Civil War. She has a B.A. in History from Thomas Edison State University and is currently working in the American Battlefield Trust’s Education Department.

“History, research, and writing are my passion,” she says. “I desire to make history more understandable and accessible to Americans who stumble through school thinking history is a collection of random dates, places, and events. Through thought-provoking writing, I want people to reconsider the past and find lessons which may inspire them to live more courageously today.”

Much of Sarah’s research focuses on real people and their trials and successes of everyday life in challenging eras, with a primary focus on the Civil War. Her current studies include Confederate artillery officers, the Union II Corps, and civilian/military interactions. She has published several historical novels and a non-fiction book on the Battle of New Market for the Emerging Civil War Series.

You can find out more information about the 2022 Emerging Civil War Symposium by clicking here.

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