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Sarah Trembath Professorial Lecturer Literature

EDD, American University; MA, Howard University; BA, Temple University

Favorite Spot on Campus
Battelle Atrium
Book Currently Reading
Just an Ashtray by Samih Al-Qasim
Sarah Trembath is an editor, writer, and educator. She has been teaching since 1998 and joined the AU faculty in 2014. Her written work has appeared in Radical Teacher, the Santa Fe Writer’s Project Quarterly, the Rumpus, Everyday Feminism, Sally Hemings Dream zine, Azure literary journal, DCist, the Washington Independent Review of Books, 1455 Magazine, VoiceMale, and the Grace in Darkness anthology of DC women writers. She has written two books: It Was the Scarlet that Did It (poems, Moonstone Press, 2019) and This Past Was Waiting for Me (poetry and creative nonfiction, Lazuli Literary Group, in press). She was the 2019 recipient of the American Studies Association’s Gloria Anzaldúa Award for independent scholars for her social justice writing and teaching. Her dissertation research resulted in the design of a Critical Rhetoric and Composition Framework and Curriculum, soon to be released as an open-access resource.

She is currently founding co-chair of the university's Critical Information Literacy Committee, a joint venture comprised of Writing Studies Program faculty and university research librarians. As an educator, Professor Trembath sees her purpose as helping students express critical thinking through writing.
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Spring 2024

  • LIT-225 African Literature

  • LIT-381 Topics in Cultural Studies: Storytelling in America

  • WRT-101 College Writing Seminar

Fall 2024

  • LIT-435 Adv Studies in African Am Lit: James Baldwin & Toni Morrison

  • WRT-101 College Writing Seminar