Sara Lennox received her B.A. from DePauw University and her doctorate in Comparative Literature from the University of Wisconsin. For thirty-eight years she taught in the German program at the University of Massachusetts, where she also directed the Social Thought and Political Economy Program, an interdisciplinary social justice program for undergraduates.
Since her retirement in 2012 she’s increasingly been able to focus on what is turning out to be her true love, U.S. history. She is a Historic Northampton board member, a committee member of the David Ruggles Center for Early Florence History and Underground Railroad Studies and a member of the shape note singing community.
Originally from Indiana, Sara has lived in Northampton since 1974, and only a few years ago she was amazed to discover that a number of her ancestors were among Northampton’s earliest settlers.