Sara Louise Evers

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Ph.D. student in Curriculum and Instruction for Social Science Education
M.A. student in History
Graduate Assistant for the Center for Human-Computer Interaction


My primary research interest is in history as “difficult knowledge". History is complex, dynamic, and multifaceted; historical knowledge is difficult to engage with when it challenges one’s worldviews or elicits uncomfortable emotions. My research centers on engagement with "difficult history" in informal and formal learning spaces including: classrooms, historic sites and museums, and simulation and gaming spaces. Prior to my time at Virginia Tech, I taught history in Virginia public schools and volunteered with the National Park Service at Manassas National Battlefield Park.