Sara Crosby

Sara Crosby

Faculty Mentor
Associate Professor, College of Arts and Sciences
Department of English, Marion Campus
crosby.91@osu.edu

Sara Crosby hails from an island off the coast of Louisiana, and she is currently an associate professor of English at The Ohio State University at Marion where she teaches classes on everything from early American literature to pop culture to environmental writing. She is a former NEH fellow and a 2018 Ratner Distinguished Teaching Award recipient. She has authored a number of articles, including “Beyond Ecophilia: Edgar Allan Poe and the American Tradition of Ecohorror” (ISLE) and two books, Poisonous Muse: The Female Poisoner and the Framing of Popular Authorship in Jacksonian America (University of Iowa Press, 2016) and Women in Medicine in Nineteenth-Century American Literature: From Poisoners to Doctors, Harriet Beecher Stowe to Theda Bara (Palgrave, 2018). Her current book project investigates why the U. S. is allowing South Louisiana to wash away—specifically, how the interplay between extractive interests (like the petroleum industry) and American popular culture’s representation of South Louisiana as a place of ecohorror has and continues to enable this unnatural disaster.