Sara Santos

English PhD Student and Writing Instructor, Stony Brook University



Ph.D. English, Department of English, Stony Brook University, 2020 (expected)
Dissertation: “Re/Tracing the Nomadic Subject and Reframing History in Neoliberal Spaces of Security”
Committee: Justin Johnston (primary advisor), Jeffrey Santa Ana, Roger Thompson

Advanced Graduate Certificate in Teaching Writing, Stony Brook University, 2015

M.A. English and American Studies, Department of English, University of Lisbon, 2016
Thesis: “(Un)Making the (Post)Human: Biopolitics and the Corporatization of the Body in Margaret Atwood’s Oryx and Crake
Committee: Angélica Varandas (primary advisor), Adelaide Meira Serras, Justin Johnston (SBU), Maria Aline Ferreira (U. of Aveiro)

B.A., Languages, Literatures and Cultures, Major in English, University of Lisbon, 2013


“‘History Without Memory’: The Memorialization of the Parsley Massacre in Edwidge Danticat’s The Farming of Bones.” American Literature Association (ALA). May 2018. San Francisco, CA.

“A Forest Grows In the ‘Death Factory’: The Neocolonial Landscape in Indra Sinha’s Animal’s People.” Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA). April 2018. Pittsburgh, PA.

“Reimagining Time/Place in the Postcolonial Landscape” (Panel Chair). Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA). April 2018. Pittsburgh, PA.

“All the World’s a Remix: New Notions of Authorship and Authenticity in Remix Culture.” Transformers Conference. July 2017. Aveiro, Portugal.

“World of Humans and World of Animal: The Rhetoric of Development and Border Subjectivity in Indra Sinha’s Animal’s People.” English Department Faculty/Student Colloquium. April 2017. Stony Brook, NY

“A Carnivorous Relationship: The Corporatization and Animalization of the Female Body in Margaret Atwood’s Oryx and Crake.” SAGES Fifth Annual Interdisciplinary Student Conference, March 2017. Akron, OH.

“Neither Here Nor There: Delineating Border Spaces and Border Subjects in H.G. Wells’s The Island of Doctor Moreau.” Midwest Modern Language Association. November 2016. St. Louis, MO.

“Writing in the Wormholes: An Informal Discussion of Online Writing Practices.” 8th Annual Teaching and Learning Colloquium. April 2016. Stony Brook, NY.

“‘I Don’t Want to Be Human!: Finding Humanity Within the Artificial Body in Battlestar Galactica.” Messengers From the Stars Conference. November 2014. University of Lisbon, Portugal.

“Mediating Identity Across Cultures in the Virtual Classroom.”
Teaching of Writing Festival. October 2014. Suffolk County Community College, NY.

Teaching experience

Stony Brook University

Instructor of Record, Spring 2015-Present
WRT 101: Introductory Writing Workshop
WRT 102: Intermediate Writing Workshop

Teaching Assistant, Fall 2014
BUS 301: Business Honors Thesis

Professional Experience

Stony Brook University

Writing Center Assistant Director and Tutor, Fall 2015-Present

Website Coordinator, Department of English, Spring 2018-Present

Brown Bag Organizer and Presenter, Department of English, March 2018

English Department Blog Contributor
“‘Let’s Get Personal’: Teaching the Literacy Narrative in First-Year Composition”

Technology and Social Media Coordinator, Graduate English Society, October 2017-Present

Events Coordinator, Graduate English Society, August 2018-Present

Graduate Conference Organizer, Graduate English Society, August 2017-February 2018

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