Sarah Booker joined the NCSSM-Morganton team in June 2022. She is the Chair of Humanities and teaches Spanish language, literature, and culture. Prior to this position, she received her doctorate in Hispanic Literature from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill with a focus on contemporary Latin American literature and translation studies. While at UNC, she taught a range of courses, including all levels of Spanish language, literary and cultural analysis, literary translation, and Portuguese. She was also a visiting lecturer at the Universidad de Sevilla, where she taught courses on English literature and literary theory. In addition to several years spent in Spain in Sevilla and Cáceres, she has spent time in Argentina and Ecuador. Sarah is also a literary translator working from Spanish into English; her translations include Mónica Ojeda’s “Jawbone” and “Nefando,” Gabriela Ponce Padilla’s “Blood Red,” and Cristina Rivera Garza’s “New and Selected Stories,” “Grieving: Dispatches from a Wounded Country,” and “The Iliac Crest.” Outside of work, Sarah is an avid reader with a love of experimental fiction and writing in translation. She also enjoys hiking, rock climbing, knitting, and cooking.
BA, Comparative Literature and Spanish, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
MA, Hispanic Literature, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
PhD, Hispanic Literature, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill