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Sarah Marsh Professorial Lecturer Department of Literature

Additional Positions at AU
Faculty Director, Complex Problems & University College
Degrees
MFA, University of Pittsburgh (2006); MA, UNC-Chapel Hill (2008); PhD, UNC-Chapel Hill (2013)

Favorite Spot on Campus
The library!
Book Currently Reading
The Many Legalities of Early America
Bio
Sarah Marsh is a medical humanist who joined AU’s faculty in Writing Studies and Literature in 2015. Dr. Marsh holds an MFA in poetry from the University of Pittsburgh, and an MA and PhD in literature from UNC-Chapel Hill, where she studied British romanticism and became a diehard fan of Tar Heel basketball. At AU, Dr. Marsh teaches at the intersections of medical rhetoric, narrative theory, and the history of the body. In support of her interdisciplinary teaching, Dr. Marsh has received a Complex Problems Faculty Fellowship and a Bridges to Collaboration grant. She has published work in Literature & Medicine, The Keats-Shelley Journal, and The New Hibernia Review, which examines the medical dimensions of romantic and modernist fiction. In her book project, Constituting Britons: Law, Medicine, and the Roots of Scientific Racism in Anglo-American Culture, Dr. Marsh is studying how the legal and medical identities of early modern Britons shaped North American racial apartheid. When Dr. Marsh isn’t on campus, you can find her poking through old medical books at the Dibner Library, hanging out with family and friends, or running on the trails in Rock Creek Park.
See Also
Medical Humanities Writing Courses @ AU
Medicine and Hypochondria in Jane Austen's *Emma*
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