Sarah's work explores representations of the self and profile making as a form of identity production and is concerned with drawing ideas addressed in recent scholarship in this field into a publicly engaged practice context.
Sarah's research interests are practiced-based and broadly centre around narrative making in film, writing and new media.
Early in 2009, Sarah was awarded a grant from the National Lottery through Arts Council England to support work engaged in exploring aspects of interconnectivity between traditional creative arts and social technologies. The first of these projects was the writing of a novel User about the darker consequences of our indelible online identities. It follows the journey of a young blogger Rubi who is silenced when she finds a girl murdered. Her journey to discover who murdered her and why reveals a hidden identity and some uncomfortable personal connections. This work has been developed through the new writing mentoring scheme Gold Dust and was presented at the Cambridge Festival of Ideas 2012. A participatory online art project complimenting this work is currently in development. A paper about this work is published by Intellect in their journal Book 2.0, available as a free download.
More information about these projects can be found on the Anglia Research Centre in Media & Culture website.
Sarah teaches on the following modules: