Sara Campbell
Sara Campbell
Adjunct Professor of English
LIU Brooklyn

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My background is in American literature, specifically American poetry and nature writing, but I largely teach composition and interdisciplinary courses. In my teaching, I aim to engage students in the curriculum and to adapt to their different backgrounds, experience levels, and needs.

Handling and analyzing original slave bills of sale in the archives sensitizes my students to the African American struggle for freedom in a way that secondary sources alone cannot. Students recognize the limits of the historical record when they learn that they cannot know "more" about the enslaved person exchanged in the transaction. They also begin to apply that person’s experience to a complementary reading detailing experiences of Africans during the Middle Passage.

Adjunct Professor of English
LIU Brooklyn

Contact Me

My background is in American literature, specifically American poetry and nature writing, but I largely teach composition and interdisciplinary courses. In my teaching, I aim to engage students in the curriculum and to adapt to their different backgrounds, experience levels, and needs.

Handling and analyzing original slave bills of sale in the archives sensitizes my students to the African American struggle for freedom in a way that secondary sources alone cannot. Students recognize the limits of the historical record when they learn that they cannot know "more" about the enslaved person exchanged in the transaction. They also begin to apply that person’s experience to a complementary reading detailing experiences of Africans during the Middle Passage.