Sara Murphy

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  • Instructor and Doctoral Candidate
  • University of Rhode Island

Sara Murphy is an ABD doctoral candidate in English at the University of Rhode Island and is completing her training as a certified thanatologist through the National Center for Death Education. Intellectual interests include: contemporary and 19th century American literature and intellectual history, gender and sexuality studies, death education, radical pedagogy, and writing as rescue. Her dissertation is an exploration of the ways in which historical and contemporary American cultural attitudes toward the suicidal individual have not kept pace with changing understandings of suicide as an act or idea. Sara teaches interdisciplinary courses for the Department of English, Honors Program, Department of Gender and Women's Studies and Program of Thanatology at URI.