Sarah Phillips Casteel

Associate Professor of English

Carleton University

Sarah Phillips Casteel is an Associate Professor in the Department of English and Institute of African Studies at Carleton University, where she teaches postcolonial and diaspora literatures. Her research areas include Caribbean literature; intersections between postcolonial and Jewish studies; hemispheric approaches to the literatures of the Americas; and landscape and nature in postcolonial and diaspora writing. She holds a doctorate from Columbia University and is the recipient of a Polanyi prize from the Government of Ontario as well as a Horst Frenz prize from the American Comparative Literature Association. She is the author of Second Arrivals: Landscape and Belonging in Contemporary Writing of the Americas (U of Virginia P, 2007) and the co-editor of Canada and Its Americas: Transnational Navigations (McGill-Queen's UP, 2010). Her articles have appeared in Contemporary Literature, Interventions, Callaloo, and other journals. Her current book project examines how Jewishness figures in the Caribbean literary imagination.