Sarah Hirsch

shirsch@writing.ucsb.edu

Office | Girvetz 1322

Ph.D. English American Literature | Maritime Culture, 

University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California 

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Sarah Hirsch teaches Writing 1, 2, 107J, 107M, 109HU, and 109V. She received her Ph.D. in English from UC Santa Barbara with an emphasis on American literature and maritime culture. 

 

Sarah is a Continuing Lecturer for the UCSB Writing Program where she teaches journalism, magazine writing, writing for the visual arts, and writing for the humanities. Her interest in visual and material rhetorics led her to the exploration of the X-Code or Katrina Cross (the quadrant sign spray-painted on houses by Urban Search and Rescue teams after Hurricane Katrina) and its iconography. Sarah’s research focuses on the interpretation of these images and the reinterpretation and repurposing of them by New Orleans’ residents.

 

Her past research includes working on the visual and material rhetorics of the Mardi Gras Indians, a culture particular to New Orleans. Her current research delves into the public art of the city.

 

Sarah Hirsch worked as a journalist in Seattle Washington before returning to grad school. She worked as a sports reporter for the Everett Hearld, a daily newspaper outside of Seattle and in the sports department at KOMO, Seattle’s ABC affiliate covering NBA and NCAA basketball, and college football. Her research on visual-material rhetorics ties into her teaching of writing for the visual arts and creative non-fiction.

Journalism and News Writing (107J)

Magazine Writing for Publication (107M)

Writing for the Humanities (109HU) 

Writing for the Visual Arts (109V)

Writing 1 

Writing 2 

Journalism and News Writing (107J)

Magazine Writing for Publication (107M)

Writing for the Humanities (109HU) 

Writing for the Visual Arts (109V)

Writing 1 

Writing 2 

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