Dr. Sara Hallisey


Literature & Languages


Academic Credentials

B.S., James Madison University M.A., The University of Vermont Ph.D., Tufts University

Teaching Areas

  • Post/Colonial literature and theory
  • Global Anglophone; African and South Asian Diasporic literatures
  • 19th century and modern British literature
  • American and Multiethnic American literature
  • Women’s literature
  • Composition

Research Interests

  • British India
  • Epigentics
  • Popular romance


Dr. Hallisey has taught widely at various colleges and universities in New England, and has taught at Marymount since the Fall of 2018. She specializes in the high Victorian period, as well as colonial and post-colonial literature and theory. Her research revolves around the British women writers of the Raj period and their use of India as a cultural commodity. Currently, her research interests have involved the study of epigenetics and the idea of inherited trauma in literary discourse.