Dr. Sarah J. Makowski


Sarah J. Makowski is a learning and development professional with a passion for continuing education. At age fifty, she completed her PhD in cognitive narratology at the University of Aachen in Germany. She regularly gives talks at Austen-related conferences and festivals on her dissertation-based book, Bitches in Bonnets: Life Lessons from Jane Austen’s Mean Girls (Prometheus 2023).

Sarah is currently researching her second book, Four Fathers: An American Education, building connections with newfound family and ensuring that their shared past is preserved for generations to come. Born and raised in Michigan, Sarah currently lives in Germany with her husband, son, two cats, and two chickens.

Bonus Track

Unraveling Identity: Exploring the Enigmatic Past of a Misidentified Grandfather