Sarah Kersh is an Assistant Professor in the Department of English at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. She came to Dickinson College in 2013 and there she teaches courses in writing, nineteenth-century literature, and queer studies.

After earning her Ph.D. in English from Vanderbilt University in December 2010, she moved to Madison, Wisconsin, where she helped organize the North American Victorian Studies Association (NAVSA) conference that was held in November 2011.  In the spring of 2012, she was a lecturer at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in the Department of Languages and Literatures.  In 2012-2013 she served as a lecturer in the Department of English and the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies at Vanderbilt University.  She also worked as a Project Coordinator for The Curb Center for Art, Enterprise, and Public Policy at Vanderbilt.


If I read a book and it makes my whole body so cold no fire ever can warm me I know that is poetry. If I feel physically as if the top of my head were taken off, I know that is poetry. These are the only way I know it.  Is there any other way?  ~ Emily Dickinson