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Sarah Winstein-Hibbs

Sarah Winstein-Hibbs

Assistant Teaching Professor of English
Preferred Pronouns: she/her/hers
Burrowes Building, room 216
Mailroom: 430 Burrowes Building

Mailroom: 430 Burrowes Building

Sara Winstein-Hibbs

Fall 2022 Office Hours

Mondays, 3-5pm (on ZOOM, at ) Tuesdays, 1-2:30pm (Burrowes Building, Room 216) Also available on Weds, Thurs, and Fri by appointment! Email me for a slot. If you'd like to reserve your office hours slot in advance, please sign up at

Professional Bio

Sarah Winstein-Hibbs, PhD, is an Assistant Teaching Professor at Penn State University. Her research on contemporary American literature, race, ethnicity, and gender can be found in MELUS (2019), American Literary History (2021), and American Quarterly (2022). She is currently working on a book tentatively titled American Charisma: Race, Leadership, and Collectivity, 1960-2018. 

Sarah's research and teaching interests include antiracist pedagogy, the graphic novel, multimodal composition, contemporary African-American and Native American literature, and speculative fiction.

Sarah earned her PhD in English Literature from the University of Virginia in May 2021. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, biking, cooking, making cartoons and watercolor art, playing flute and guitar, and hanging out with her dog, partner, and friends.

Prior to attending the University of Virginia, Sarah earned her BA in English from the University of Rochester. Before getting into English and writing, Sarah was a classical flutist, and studied flute performance at the Eastman School of Music.