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April 4-6, 2025

Word of South

Sarah McNamara

Sarah McNamara is an award-winning historian whose writings examine the histories of Latinxs, women and gender, immigration, and labor in the modern United States. McNamara is author of Ybor City: Crucible of the Latina South (2023) as well as numerous articles and essays in outlets such as South Writ Large, Journal of American Ethnic History, and the Washington Post. In addition to her writing, McNamara believes community engagement is essential to historical work. In 2023, she unveiled the historical marker and mural project that commemorates the 1937 Antifascist Women’s March, a project done in cooperation with the Tampa artist and Cuban American muralist Michelle Sawyer. She is a professor in the Department of History and Core Faculty in Latino & Mexican American Studies at Texas A&M University. McNamara is a native of Tampa, Florida and her family is from Ybor City. She’ll be appearing at Word of South as part of our panel of non-fiction Florida Book Award winners.