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Sarah Rivett

Sarah Rivett (Project Cycle II Co-Director) teaches in the English Department at Princeton University, specializing in early American literature. Her research and teaching interests include early American and transatlantic literature and culture, religion and secularism, gender and race, and the history of science, as well as comparative and interdisciplinary approaches to the early modern Atlantic world.  She is the author of The Science of the Soul in Colonial New England (published for the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture by the University of North Carolina Press, forthcoming in October, 2011).  The Science of the Soul explores intersections between the scientific revolution and this rise of Protestantism in Anglo America, from the English arrival in the 1630s to the “Great Awakening” of the 1740s.  Rivett is also at work on a second book on Indian Grammars and the philosophy of language.  Her essays have been published in such journals as Early American Literature and the William and Mary Quarterly, and she has been the recipient of the Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship from the Omohundro Institute, the NEH Long-Term Fellowship at the Huntington Library, and the D’Arcy McNickle Center for American Indian and Indigenous Studies Faculty Fellowship.

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