Associate Professor of History and Research Fellow, Kinsey Institute, Indiana University
Topics of Expertise:
History & Trends on Gender, Marriage & Family Life / Parenthood: Motherhood/Fatherhood
Sarah Knott is a British-born historian and writer, an associate professor at Indiana University, and a research fellow of the Kinsey Institute. She is an expert on the history of maternity. Mother Is A Verb: An Unconventional History, a memoir and history of pregnancy, birth and the encounter with an infant, was published to wide reviews in 2019. Knott has received fellowships from the Andrew M. Mellon Foundation, the Rothermere American Institute and the Oxford Centre for Life Writing. She has written for the Los Angeles Review of Books, Guardian, and Times Literary Supplement and discussed the history of maternity on BBC radio and television.