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September 23, 2013

Sasser Joins English Faculty at Wheaton College

Dr. Kim Anderson Sasser recently joined the Wheaton College faculty as Assistant Professor of English.

Sasser is a graduate of Lamar University, where she earned a B.A. in English. She completed an M.A. in English at the University of Texas at Arlington and a doctorate in English Literature from the University of Edinburgh.

Previously, Sasser served as a Senior Lecturer at the University of Texas at Arlington and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at The University of Edinburgh.

Her research and teaching interests include 20th and 21st century global Anglophone literature, postcolonial literature and theory, magical realism, and cosmopolitanism. Sasser’s forthcoming book, Magical Realism and Cosmopolitanism: Cartographies of Belonging, will be published by Palgrave Macmillan.

“At one point during my Wheaton interviews, I was told, ‘Ask any professor why she or he teaches at Wheaton, and that person will tell you it’s the students,’” Sasser says. “This auspicious introduction to Wheaton’s student body has led me to eagerly anticipate connecting with Wheaton’s students, people who—along with the faculty and staff—I understand to be in pursuit of what one Christian academic has called ‘a fully-orbed Christian faith,’ a richly textured, holistic faith that embodies discipleship in all our human dimensions: relational, intellectual, emotional, spiritual, and physical.”

“It’s rare to find an evangelical Christian who’s conversant with the postcolonial movement, and Dr. Sasser has extraordinary skills for it,” says Wheaton College provost Dr. Stanton Jones says. “She is a very strong appointment.”

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