Sara Judy

Teaching Scholar, English

Teaching Scholar, English
Decio Hall 233
Notre Dame, IN 46556-5639


Sara Judy is a Ph.D. candidate in the University of Notre Dame's English Department, and a Ph.D. fellow in the Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study. She studies twentieth- and twenty-first-century American poetry and poetics, with a focus on religion and literature. Her dissertation examines the ways in which twentieth-century poets self-critically adopted prophetic rhetoric—to varying degrees of success—as a way of attempting to intervene in social and political issues of their time. Sara is an active volunteer with the Moreau College Initiative at Westville Penitentiary, and she has also served as managing editor for the journal Religion & Literature. Sara is a 2021 recipient of the Kaneb Center Outstanding Graduate Student Teacher Award, and her course was featured by the Ansari Institute for Global Engagement with Religion.

A graduate of Notre Dame's Creative Writing MFA, Sara's poems and reviews have recently appeared or are forthcoming in The Adroit Journal, Ghost ProposalEcoTheo ReviewPsaltery & Lyre, and elsewhere.