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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)

Book Currently Reading
Black Prometheus: Race and Radicalism in the Age of Atlantic Slavery
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, Constituting White Supremacy: Racemaking and Resistance in Anglo-American Culture, 1660 - 1790 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 is a 2020 Margaret Henry Dabney Penick Fellow at the Smithsonian Institute Libraries in Washington, DC.
For the Media
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Teaching

Fall 2020

  • CORE-105 Complex Problems Seminar: Plagues, Plots, and People

  • CORE-107 Complex Problems Seminar: Plagues, Plots, and People

  • WGSS-319 Imagined Bodies

Spring 2021

  • CRGC-360 Knowledge/Power: Theory/Method

  • CRGC-360 Knowledge/Power: Theory/Method

  • LIT-683 Technological Imaginations