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Sarah Schaefer Walton

April 17, 2018


2012, BA English (Literature and Creative Writing), Virginia Tech

2015, MA English and Certificate in Women’s and Gender Studies, Virginia Tech


Sarah is a PhD candidate concentrating on the long 19th century. Her research interests include Victorian travel, British Romanticism, Austen studies, fan cultures and fandoms, and the public and digital humanities.

Teaching Awards

  • James R. Gaskin Award for Teaching Composition, 2018-2019.


  • Digital Dissertation Fellowship with Carolina Digital Humanities, 2021.
  • Jerry Leath Mills Research Travel Fellowship, Studies in Philology, 2019.
  • Humanities Professional Pathway Award with Carolina Humanities for the Public Good, 2019.

Elisa Faison

April 10, 2018


2011, Bachelor of Arts in English, Sewanee: The University of the South


Elisa is a PhD candidate and Teaching Fellow. She is currently writing a dissertation entitled “Domesticating the Apocalypse: Motherhood and the Novel at the End of Time.”


  • Faison, Elisa. Rev. of The Lightkeepers by Abby Geni. Carolina Quarterly 67.1 (Fall/Winter 2017).


  • Graduate School Summer Research Fellowship, 2018

Curriculum Vitae / Resume