Photographs of Surgical Cases and Specimens, United States Surgeon General's Office, 1865 | Flickr CC
Handley-Cousins' writing has appeared at the New York Times Opinionator as part of their Disunion series, which explored the history of the Civil War one short blog post at a time during the sesquicentennial of the war. She also regularly contributes cultural criticism for the peer-reviewed history blog Nursing Clio,where she explores issues both modern and historical in blog posts that deal with health, feminism, and how the past affects our present. Handley-Cousins also helps to edit Nursing Clio. Her work has also recently appeared on the blog of the National Museum of Civil War Medicine and the newsletter of the Disability History Association.
Sarah is putting the finishing touches on her first manuscript, tentatively titled Bodies in Blue: Disability in the Civil War North. A portion of this manuscript appeared as an article in the June 2016 issue of The Journal of the Civil War Era, whichconsiders the disabled life of Union general Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain.
In addition to this traditional writing, Handley-Cousins also writes copy for episodes of podcasts, specifically The History Buffs Podcast and the forthcoming DIG History.
Sarah is always looking for new venues and other writing adventures. Please reach out if you have something in mind!