Sara Polak

Sara Polak is a university lecturer in American Studies and programme chair of the MA North American Studies and at Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society (LUCAS). She is the author of FDR in American Memory: Roosevelt and the Making of an Icon (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2021), and co-editor of Violence and Trolling on Social Media: History, Affect, and Effects of Online Vitriol (Amsterdam University Press, 2020, with Daniel Trottier) and Embodying Contagion: The Viropolitics of Horror and Desire in Contemporary Discourse (University of Wales Press, 2021, with Megen de Bruin-Molé and Sandra Becker). She is currently working on a Dutch Research Council (NWO) funded project “Playing Politics: Media Platforms, Making Worlds”.