Associate Professor of English
Ph.D. University of Sussex
M.st. University of Oxford
B.A. Washington College
This is my 9th year in the English Department at Chesapeake College. Before starting my job here, I studied overseas in England and Scotland for five years, earning my Master's Degree in English/Women's Studies from the University of Oxford and my Ph.D. in Literary/Cultural Studies from the University of Sussex. My doctoral thesis, which is on the representation of conjoined twins in contemporary literature and culture, has led me to discover other areas of interest such as gender & sexuality, disability studies, representation, documentary & film.
In my spare time, I like to travel, and I usually live overseas during the summers. This past summer, I spent a couple of weeks in England and took various trips--including ones to St Ives and Amsterdam. Next summer, I will likely live in Vienna, Austria for a while. I also LOVE playing online, and I am addicted to Pinterest. The best news of all is that I recently adopted a puppy for my dog. Yes, you read that correctly. I got my dog a dog. And I'm not ashamed of that at all.
If you're interested in my academic work (medical humanities, sexuality and gender, conjoined twins, literature...to name a few), you can find me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DrSherriFoster
More importantly than anything you've read so far (other than the puppy news), I am addicted to 'venti, soy, no foam, no water, extra hot chai lattes' from Starbucks.