Previously, Sandra has been in the International Section of the Antitrust Division, U.S. Department of Justice, in the U.S. Department of State, and was a Senior Attorney in the Department of Energy, where she practiced international and administrative law.
Sandra is the author of four books: Finance and Fictionality in the Early Eighteenth Century: Accounting for Defoe, Imagining Poverty: Quantification and the Decline of Paternalism, Fresh from the Past: Recipes and Revelations from Moll Flanders’ Kitchen, and Invention of the Modern Cookbook. She has written over 60 peer-reviewed articles on literature, economics, neuroscience and the law, and culinary history, and she continues to lecture internationally.
She received a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, and an LL.M.cum laude in Intellectual Property Law and Information Technology at Fordham. She also holds a Ph.D. in English from the University of Pennsylvania, where she received a Mellon Dissertation Fellowship, as well as a prize for the best dissertation in English.
Sandra has been an Adjunct Professor of English at Fordham, and an Adjunct Professor at Fordham Law School, where she designed a new course on the history and future of copyright. She was awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship. She was a Visting Fellow of the Institute for Research in the Humanities, University of Wisconsin-Madison, and also of the Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge University. She has been a Visiting Scholar at Harvard.