is an associate professor of history at John Jay College of Criminal Justice of the City University of New York (CUNY) and a member of the faculty in French, History, and Biography and Memoir at the CUNY Graduate Center, where she is currently the coordinator of the Medieval Studies Certificate Program. The main focus of her research is on women and crime in medieval France. She specializes in legal history and has broad interests in the pre-modern world, especially topics related to gender, marriage, sex, and law. She is the author of Bigamy and Christian Identity in Late Medieval Champagne (UPenn, 2012), and Royal Bastards: The Birth of Illegitimacy, 800-1230 (OUP, 2017). Sara is a member of the Reform Leadership Council, the Vera Institute of Justice, the Board of Directors, Libraries Without Borders USA.Board and the Association of Members of the Institute for Advanced Study (AMIAS) Princeton, New Jersey and a passionate aerial fabrics artist and circus junkie.