Sarah Higinbotham

Brittain Fellow

Member Of:
  • School of Literature, Media, and Communication
  • Writing and Communication Program

Sarah's PhD is in early modern literature and her scholarship centers around the intersections of literature and law. She's written about the violence of the law in early modern England, critical prison theory, and human rights in children’s literature.

Her publications appear in Law, Culture, and the HumanitiesColumbia Human Rights Law ReviewContemporary Justice ReviewThe Social History of Crime and Punishment in the United StatesWake Forest Law Reviewand Reading Milton. Along with Jonathan Todres, she co-authored a recent book, Human Rights and Children’s Literature: Imagination and the Narrative of Law, which is now available in paperback.

For the last eight years, Sarah has taught at a men’s prison outside Atlanta.  Along with her friend and colleague Bill Taft, she co-directs the nonprofit Common Good Atlanta, which seeks to connect the humanities to the community.

  • PhD in Literary Studies, Georgia State University
Areas of
  • Critical Prison Theory
  • Early Modern Literature
  • Human Rights
  • ENGL-1102: English Composition II