Sarah Wilma Watson is Visiting Assistant Professor of English at Haverford College.

She received her Ph.D. in English Literature from the University of Pennsylvania in May 2018. She has published essays on Anglo-French literary culture and on gender and reading. Her current book project, Reading Across the Channel: Christine de Pizan in England, France, and Burgundy examines a transnational community of late-medieval Francophone readers, focusing in particular on the participation of women in cross-Channel literary culture.

Sarah is invested in teaching courses that reach across time and space, exploring how early texts can speak to modern issues and placing English literature and history in a multilingual and multicultural context. She also enjoys teaching courses on women readers and writers, including a course on “Chick Lit” and one on Premodern Women Writers.

Originally from Rochester, NY, Sarah graduated with a BA in English and History from the University of Rochester in 2010 and went on to complete an MA in Medieval Studies at Fordham University in 2012.