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Sarah Rose Smiley

Sarah Rose Smiley will be graduating in May 2016 with majors in Comparative Literature and Gender & Women's Studies, and certificates in French and Folklore Studies. Sarah credits CLFS for helping her discover her passion for narrative, and GWS for teaching her how to channel that passion into working for real change in women's rights. In April 2015, Sarah was awarded a Hilldale Undergraduate/Faculty Fellowship and will be working with Professor Christine Garlough on an original research project titled “Marvelous Feminism: The Role of Narrative in Women’s Lives.” In September 2016, she will be starting her Master's coursework for a degree in Gender and Law. She has been accepted into graduate programs at the London School of Economics, the University of Warwick, and University of Sussex. After completing law school, she hopes to become a legal advocate, working to prevent the dispossession that occurs when women's stories are told for them, not by them.