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Sarah SalterDirector of the Writing ProgramTeaching Professor

Sarah H. Salter completed her PhD in English at Penn State University in 2014.  Prior to joining the faculty at Emory, Sarah was an Associate Professor of English and serving as Interim Chair of the Dept of Interdisciplinary Studies at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, where she co-founded the campus’s first Black Studies Program.  As a Postdoctoral Fellow at Penn State, Sarah was Coordinator and Full-Time Consultant in the Penn State Graduate Writing Center.


Sarah’s research focuses on histories of editorship, cultural production, and collaboration in multiethnic, multilingual US periodicals. She regularly teaches courses introducing students to histories of mass media, community publication, and multimodal forms of professional writing, often through hands-on work in print culture archives. Her recent articles have been published in journals including American LiteratureCriticismJournal of Feminist Scholarship, and MELUS: Multiethnic Literature of the United States. She serves as the Editor of American Periodicals, the oldest journal of periodical studies scholarship in the US.


Academic Appointments and Program Administration

Texas A&M-Corpus Christi

AY 2022-2023: Interim Chair, Dept of Interdisciplinary Studies;

Associate Professor of English;

Co-Founder, Black Studies Program

AY 2021-2022: Literary Studies Coordinator

AY 2017-2022: Assistant Professor of English


Penn State University

Jan 2015- Aug 2016: Coordinator & Consultant, Penn State Graduate Writing Center

2014 PhD awarded, Penn State Dept of English


Collaborative scholarship on editorship, machine learning, and archival sciences in venues including Criticism (2023), American Literature (2022), and Proceedings of the Computational Humanities Conference (2021). 

Individually authored essays have most recently appeared in the Journal of Feminist Scholarship (“Feminist Engagements with the Queer Archive” issue, 2021); MELUS: Multilingual Literature of the United States (2020); American Periodicals (2018); LIT Literature Interpretation Theory (2018).

Additional Information

Editor, American Periodicals 2023 -

Co-Editor, American Periodicals 2020-2023