A scholar of contemporary Spanish fiction, Sarah D. Harris's research and teaching interests include sequential art, twentieth and twenty-first century Peninsular film, trauma, collective memory and forgetting, migration, monstrosity, and gender and identity studies.
A scholar of contemporary Spanish fiction, Harris's research interests include fictional narratives, trauma and memory, sequential art, Peninsular film, collective memory and forgetting, migration, monstrosity, and gender and identity studies. Harris was a visiting researcher in Spanish literature at the Universidad de Oviedo and a recipient of the José Monleón postdoctoral fellowship for research and teaching. She has published academic articles and book chapters on the works of Juan Marsé, Miguel Gallardo, Pedro Almodóvar, Carlos Giménez, Francisco de Goya, Miguel Delibes, Carmen Martín Gaite, Miguel de Cervantes, Paco Roca, and Juan Goytisolo, among others. PhD in Hispanic Languages and Literatures, UCLA; MA in Spanish, UCLA; BA in Spanish and International Studies, Yale University. Harris joined the Bennington faculty of the Isabelle Kaplan Center for Languages and Cultures in 2009 and served as the Associate Dean for Advising for the 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 academic years. She was appointed Dean of Faculty in July 2021.