Sarah Sharp completed her doctoral studies at the University of Edinburgh in 2016. She has held positions as a Leverhulme Visiting Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Otago, working within the Centre for Irish and Scottish Studies, and an Irish Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow at University College Dublin. She was selected for a Fulbright Scottish Studies Scholar Award in 2018 and was based at the University of South Carolina. She joined the University of Aberdeen in 2019 as a Lecturer in Scottish Literature working between the Department of English and the Research Institute for Irish and Scottish Studies where she is a Deputy Director.
Sarah's teaching and research are focused on Scottish Literature and the Long Nineteenth Century. She has published articles on James Hogg, shipboard diaries, Robert Burns, and settler colonialism.
She is currently completing work on her first book which focuses on representations of death and national identity in the early nineteenth-century Scottish periodical press.