Sarah Cole

Assistant Dean and Assistant Professor

Department of English
[email protected]

203 Monroe Hall


B.A., Bryn Mawr College
M.A., Columbia University
Ph.D., Columbia University

As an Association Dean, I advise Echols Scholars about academic plans, career goals, and any other questions about life at U.Va. and beyond. I also serve as Assistant Director of the Echols Scholars program, working together with the Director and the Echols Council to plan academic and community programming.

My academic field is English and Comparative Literature. In my teaching and research, I focus on nineteenth-century British literature, gender studies, and concepts of national and ethnic identity in modern Europe.  My Ph.D. dissertation examined the genre of the Bildungsroman (novel of education) in nineteenth-century Britain, and my recent publications explore topics such as British literary responses to the French Revolution of 1848. Before coming to U.Va., I taught in the History and Literature program at Harvard University and also served in several advising positions, including Acting Resident Dean of Dudley House at Harvard College. At U.Va., I look forward to teaching courses in the English Department and to supporting the academic progress of students in the Echols Scholars program.