We are pleased to welcome Sarah L. Trembanis, Ph.D., as associate professor of history in the Associate in Arts Program. Dr. Trembanis will be teaching on the Dover and Wilmington UDAAP campuses.
After graduating from Duke University with a degree in history, Dr. Trembanis earned her master's (2002) and doctoral (2006) degrees in American history from the College of William and Mary in Virginia, where she also taught American History since 1877.
Prior to joining the UDAAP, Dr. Trembanis served as chair and associate professor of history at Immaculata University from 2007–2015 and, prior to that appointment, as adjunct professor of history at both UD and Strayer University.
One of Dr. Trembanis's areas of scholarship is the history of African Americans in baseball. Her dissertation, They Opened the Door too Late: African Americans and Baseball, 1900–1947, was completed in 2006 and her lectures on the topic include "Swinging for Sales: Racial Sports Images in Advertising" and "Clean Living: Baseball Players and Public Morality in the Negro Leagues." Other publications on the subject include "Signifying Baseball: Tricksters and Folklore in Black Baseball" (2010), as well as her most recent book, The Set-Up Men: Race, Culture and Resistance in Black Baseball (2014). Dr. Trembanis's history of the San Diego Padres was also published in The Encyclopedia of Major League Baseball Teams (2006).
Dr. Trembanis's scholarly interests also include the history of eugenics in the United States, the subject of her master's thesis, "Strange Bedfellows: Eugenicists, White Supremacists, and Marcus Garvey in Virginia, 1922–1927" (2002), and two articles, "Filming Eugenics: Teaching the History of Eugenics Through Film" (2007) and "Aboriginal Identity and Sport" (2008). She is currently working on two manuscripts that examine the experiences of adolescent girls in the 1950s: one that focuses on the depiction of teenage girls in American sitcoms and another that explores the role of race in a contested adoption in Richmond.
Dr. Trembanis's husband, Arthur Trembanis, is also a researcher and associate professor at UD in the School of Marine Science and Policy. They have a daughter, Ella, and a son, Samuel.