Sarah O'Dell

About the Fellow

MD/PhD candidate at the University of California, Irvine. 

I completed my PhD in UCI’s Department of English, with an emphasis in Medical Humanities as well as specializations in Medieval, 18th c., and 19th c. British literature. My dissertation research considers the relationship between Gothic literature, emerging practices of psychiatry, and imagination in the long eighteenth century.

As a future physician-scholar, I am passionate about what the past can teach us about healing the mind. I am also an expert on Inkling and physician Robert E. Havard (1901-1985), who provides the focus of my current book project, The Medical Inkling (currently under contract at Kent State UP). In my free time, I’m usually crafting, sewing, or creating new worlds in 1:12 miniature scale.