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Sara Sligar

B.A. summa cum laude, English and French, Amherst College, 2010

M.Phil. with distinction, Modern European History, University of Cambridge, 2012


I work on 20th-century American fiction, film, and television.

My dissertation, entitled "Forms of Justice: The Rise of the Legal Procedural in the Age of Due Process, 1930-1980," describes the development of the genre of the legal procedural in the context of criminal rights law.

As a novelist, I am represented by Alexandra Machinist at ICM. My debut novel, The Image of Her, is forthcoming.


Research and Writing Interests

Law and literature

Criminal rights law

Cinema and TV studies


War, violence, and trauma

Genre theory


Popular fiction

Museum studies

Literature and visual art



A complete CV is available upon request.


Courses Taught

spring 2018

summer 2017

spring 2016

fall 2013