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Announcing Sari Altschuler as Associate Director of the Northeastern Humanities Center



Dear Colleagues:

The College of Social Sciences and Humanities is pleased to announce the appointment of Sari Altschuler as Associate Director of the Northeastern Humanities Center.

Professor Sari Altschuler. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University

Altschuler, now Assistant Professor of English, first joined the Northeastern community in the 2016-2017 academic year as a visiting faculty member in the Department of English. She was formerly assistant professor of English, Andrew W.  Mellon Faculty Fellow in Humanistic Inquiry, and core faculty member at the Center for the Study of Human Health at Emory University, where she worked on designing a health and humanities program.

Altschuler’s teaching and research focus primarily on disability studies, American literature and culture before 1865, and the health humanities, broadly understood. Her book The Medical Imagination: Literature and Health in the Early United States is forthcoming from the University of Pennsylvania Press. Her work has appeared or is scheduled to appear in leading journals, including American Literature, American Literary History, PMLA, Disability Studies Quarterly, and the Lancet, and she recently co-edited a special issue of Early American Literature with Cristobal Silva (Columbia University) on “Early American Disability.” Altschuler is also the recipient of prizes and fellowships, including long-term awards from McNeil Center for Early American Studies and the American Antiquarian Society. Altschuler’s second book project will focus on disability in early America.

With her expertise in the health humanities, Altschuler complements Northeastern’s existing strengths in the digital humanities and public humanities. In addition to assisting in the general operations and growth and development of the Humanities Center, she will work with the board to develop initiatives in health humanities. Please join us in welcoming Dr. Altschuler to a leadership role in the Northeastern Humanities Center.

With best wishes,

Uta Poiger
College of Social Sciences and Humanities
Northeastern University
Lori Lefkovitz
Ruderman Professor of Jewish Studies
Director, Northeastern University Humanities Center
Published On: September 11, 2017 |
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