Sherri Foster

Visiting Assistant Professor
  • B.A., Washington College, 1997
  • Mst, University of Oxford, 2006
  • Ph.D. University of Sussex, 2013

Disability Studies, cultural constructions and representations of ‘othered’ bodies, Queer Theory, Gender and Sexuality, life writing, Medical Humanities, British Modernism (with a special interest in Virginia Woolf), and contemporary fiction.


Sherri Foster joined the English Department as a part-time faculty member in 2009, but she is no stranger to Washington College, having graduated in 1997 with Departmental Honors in English and Secondary Education. She spent the next seven years teaching high school English in Anne Arundel County before moving to England in 2005 to complete a Master of Studies in Literature/Women’s Studies at the University of Oxford. Following that, she transferred to the University of Sussex, from which she earned a Ph.D. in Literary/Cultural Studies (with an emphasis in Disability Studies) in 2013. During the 2016-2017 academic year, Dr. Foster will be at Washington College full-time as a Visiting Assistant Professor of English.