Sarah Wilma Watson is a Visiting Assistant Professor of English at Haverford College where she teaches courses on Chaucer, Shakespeare, medieval and early modern gender and sexuality, and premodern women writers.

Her current book project, Reading Across the Channel: Christine de Pizan in England, France, and Burgundy, examines a transnational community of late-medieval Francophone readers, focusing in particular on the participation of women in cross-Channel literary culture.

She is also pursuing a digital humanities project entitled Books of Duchesses: Mapping Women Book Owners in Francophone Europe, 1350-1550 (booksofduchesses.com) in collaboration with Dr. S.C. Kaplan (Rice University) and the Haverford Digital Scholarship team.


B.A., University of Rochester

M.A., Fordham University

M.A. and Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania



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