Sarah Handley-Cousins is a historian and writer living in Buffalo, New York. She is an editor and writer for Nursing Clio and managing editor and co-producer of DIG: A History Podcast.
Handley-Cousins earned a BA in American Studies and Creative Writing from Wells College, an MSEd in Secondary Social Studies Education from Niagara University, and a PhD from the University at Buffalo. She is also an alumna of the Gettysburg Semester program, where she studied the Civil War under the guidance of Allen Guelzo.
She regularly teaches courses on American culture and history, the history of medicine and disability, the Civil War Era, and historical methodology.
Handley-Cousins' historical research focuses on gender, medicine, and disability in the Civil War era. She also writes about online about current events, feminism and culture. In addition to Nursing Clio, her writing for the public has appeared at The New York Times, The Washington Post, The National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Public Seminar. She has been consulted for her expertise on disability history by The New York Times.