Sarah Zenaida Gould is Lead Curatorial Researcher at the Institute of Texan Cultures in San Antonio, TX where she curates exhibits on history, art, and culture and manages an oral history program. Her research focuses on the intersections of comparative ethnic studies, material culture, and popular culture. She is a founding member of Latin@s in Heritage Conservation, a national organization that promotes historic preservation within American Latino communities and advocates for the protection of American Latino heritage at local, state, and national levels. She serves on the board of El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail Association and is an active member of the Westside Preservation Alliance, a coalition dedicated to promoting and preserving the working-class architecture of San Antonio's historic Westside. She received a BA in American Studies from Smith College and an MA and PhD in American Culture from the University of Michigan. She is a former fellow at the National Museum of American History, the Winterthur Museum, and the American Antiquarian Society, and is an alumna of the National Association of Latino Arts and Culture Leadership Institute.