College of Arts and Sciences

Department of English

Sarah Thaller
Graduate Student - Ph.D. Literature

Sarah Thaller


In a slow migration north and inland, Sarah is originally from San Diego, California. She earned a B.A. in English from the University of California, Davis, in 2005. She then earned an M.A. in American literature from San Diego State University in 2008 where her thesis explored Kurt Vonnegut's notion of the apocalypse. She has worked with at-risk, inner-city teens at a charter school in San Diego and then worked as the instructional specialist at an intensive mental health treatment center for teens in Eugene, Oregon. After the thrill of getting punched, spit on, and kicked wore off, Sarah jumped to the next northern state and is now living and studying at WSU with Fernando, the most awesome dog of all time.

Research and Teaching Interests
Apocalyptic literature, children's literature, folklore, contemporary American literature, popular culture, Native American literature, and film.











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