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Sarah Marsh Sr Professorial Lecturer Critical RGC Studies

Degrees
MFA, Poetry - University of Pittsburgh (2006); MA, Literature - UNC-Chapel Hill (2008); PhD, Literature - UNC-Chapel Hill (2013)

Favorite Spot on Campus
In the (actual) classroom.
Book Currently Reading
Oroonoko
Bio
Sarah Marsh is appointed jointly in AU's Department of Literature and Department of Critical Race, Gender, and Culture Studies, where she teaches at the intersections of literature, medical humanities, and the legal history of the body. Her book project, Novel Constitutions: Transatlantic Laws and the Fictions of Race, 1660-1800, identifies the early modern English ideal of embodied liberty--what the English called their "ancient constitution"--as an important source of white supremacy in the anglophone Atlantic. In support of this project, Dr. Marsh was a 2020 Penick Fellow at the Smithsonian Institute Libraries in Washington, DC.
For the Media
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Teaching

Spring 2021

  • CRGC-360 Knowledge/Power: Theory/Method

  • CRGC-360 Knowledge/Power: Theory/Method

  • LIT-683 Technological Imaginations

Fall 2021

  • CORE-105 Complex Problems Seminar: The Examined Life

  • WGSS-319 Imagined Bodies