Sarah Roth, PhDSarah Roth, PhD
Associate Professor
Coordinator, African American Studies Program

Telephone: 610-499-1118
Email: snroth@widener.edu
Office: Kapelski Learning Center

Degree: PhD, University of Virginia
Courses Taught: Slavery and Abolition, U.S. Women's History, Colonial America, Revolutionary America, Antebellum America, The Segregated South, The Civil Rights Movement, Race, Violence, and Memory (honors)

Research Interests

Representations of slavery and slaves in popular culture during the antebellum and Civil War periods, particularly images of black masculinity and violence in fictional and visual texts between 1820 and 1865; the kidnapping and sale into slavery of free blacks in the antebellum North.

Selected Publications

Poulin, J., Deng, R., Ingersoll, T., Witt, H., & Swain, M. (2012). Perceived family and friend support and the psychological well-being of American and Chinese elderly persons. Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology, 27(4), 305-317. DOI: 10.1007/s10823-012-9177-y

Poulin, J. & Deng, R. (2012). Informal support and psychological well-being of older Chinese community residents. China Journal of Social Work, 5(2), 149-161.

Ingersoll, T., Poulin, J., Deng, R., Xu, S., Witt, H., & Swain, M. (2012). Fear of intimacy with helping professionals scale: Reliability and validity of English and Mandarin versions. Journal of Evidence Based Social Work, 9, 317-332.

Poulin, J., Swain, M., Ingersoll, T., Witt, H. & Xu, S. (2011). Service-learning in China. In Ledoux, M., Wilhite, S., & Silver, P. (Eds.), Civic Engagement and Service Learning (pp. 121-144). Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers, Inc.

Poulin, J., Swain, M., Ingersoll, T., Witt, H. & Xu, S. (2011). Service-learning in China. In Ledoux, M., Wilhite, S., & Silver, P. (Eds.), Civic Engagement and Service Learning (pp. 121-144). Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers, Inc.