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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.