Assistant Professor of English
Sari Altschuler’s research focuses primarily on American literature and culture before 1865, literature and medicine, disability studies, and the health humanities, broadly understood. Her book The Medical Imagination: Literature and Health in the Early United States is scheduled for publication in February 2018 with the University of Pennsylvania Press. Her work has appeared in leading journals, including Early American Literature, Nineteenth-Century Literature, American Literature, American Literary History, PMLA, and The Lancet, and she serves on the advisory board of American Quarterly. She won the Society for the Historians of the Early American Republic Dissertation Prize and the Society of Early Americanists Essay Prize. Her research has been supported with long-term funding from the McNeil Center for Early American Studies, the American Antiquarian Society, and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. She was an assistant professor of English and core faculty member of the Center for the Study of Human Health at Emory University before joining the Northeastern faculty.