Sari Altschuler will be joining our faculty as an Assistant Professor of English. She has been with us for the past year as a Visiting Assistant Professor and we are pleased to report that we are now able to welcome her to our regular faculty.
Professor Altschuler specializes in the fields of health and humanities, disability studies, and nineteenth-century American literature. She joins us from Emory University where she has held an appointment as Assistant Professor of English and Andrew W. Mellon Fellow in Humanistic Inquiry. She has also served as a member of the Core Faculty at the Center for the Study of Human Health at Emory.
Professor Altschuler’s book, The Medical Imagination: Literature and Health in the Early United States, is forthcoming from the University of Pennsylvania Press. Additional recent publications include an essay on the medical imagination which appeared in The Lancet 388 (November 2016), as well as articles in the flagship journals, American Literature and Early American Literature. Two groundbreaking special issues of journals have appeared in the last two months under her editorship: “Early American Disability,” – a special Issue of Early American Literature, guest edited with Cristobal Silva and “The Republics of Benjamin Rush”—a special Issue of Early American Studies, guest edited with Christopher Bilodeau.