Faculty at the School of Arts and Humanities

Sarah R. Valente

Visiting Assistant Professor, Friend of the Wald Professorship

Areas of Specialization:  Latin American Jewish literature, history, Holocaust studies, and translation

Office:  JO 4.818
Mail Station:  JO 31
Email:  [email protected]
Phone:  972-883-2758

Dr. Valente was a Belofsky Fellow at the University's Ackerman Center for Holocaust Studies for five years and wrote her doctoral dissertation on post-Holocaust Jewish memoirs in Brazil. She has published book chapters on Holocaust memoirs and Jewish memory, presented her research at numerous academic conferences throughout the United States, in the UK, and Israel, and is an invited guest speaker at various local events. Dr. Valente is a Fellow of the Stephen S. Weinstein Symposium at Wroxton College, England, and studied at the Leo Baeck Summer University at Humboldt Universität Zentrum Jüdische Studien Berlin-Brandenburg in Germany, in 2016. Dr. Valente earned her Certificate in Holocaust Studies in 2013 and is editor-at-large for Reunion: The Dallas Review, the School of Arts & Humanities' literary journal, after serving as editor-in-chief for two volumes. In addition, Dr. Valente is a cellist in a community orchestra.

Work Samples and Publications: 

  • Book Chapters:
    • Valente, Sarah. "Two Generations After," The Profound Impact of an Impassioned Plea: Franklin H. Littell's The Crucifixion of the Jews. Ed. David Patterson, Marcia Sachs Littell. Syracuse University Press, 2018. pp. 287–294.
    • Valente, Sarah. "The Emergence of Holocaust Memoirs and the Future of Holocaust Education in Brazil," Remembering for the Future: Armenia, Auschwitz, and Beyond. Ed. Michael Berenbaum.Paragon Press: London, 2016. pp. 245-258.
  • Edited Volumes:
    • Reunion: The Dallas Review Volume 6. A University Publication: Dallas, 2016.
    • Reunion: The Dallas Review Volume 5. A University Publication: Dallas, 2015.
  • Journal Articles:
    • Valente, Sarah. "Exile at Home, or At Home in Exile" Athenaeum Review 3 (2019): 19-25.
    • Valente, Sarah. "Tracing Genealogical History: A Path Towards an Unknowable Jewish Past," HaLapid: The Society for Crypto-Judaic Studies 28.7 (2014): 16-18.
    • Valente, Sarah. "Process of Creation, History, and Location: An Interview with Campbell McGrath," Reunion: The Dallas Review 3 (2013): 21-28.

PhD in Humanities, History of Ideas, The University of Texas at Dallas, 2019
MA in Studies in Literature, The University of Texas at Dallas, 2013
BA in Literary Studies, The University of Texas at Dallas, 2011

Curriculum Vitae:  Sarah R. Valente's CV