Assistant Professor of Environmental Science & Studies
226 Rockwell Integrated Science Center


  • Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • MFA, New York University
  • BA, Carleton College

Scholarship and Work

Sarah Dimick is a literary scholar working in the environmental humanities.  Her research and teaching, based in global Anglophone literatures of the 20th and 21st centuries, focus on literary portrayals of climate change and fossil fuel consumption.  Before coming to Lafayette College, she was the Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Environmental Humanities at Northwestern University.

Sarah’s current book project, Climate Arrhythmias: Global Warming, Literary Form, and Environmental Time, explores the interrelationship between the ecological and the aesthetic impacts of climate change.  Her writing appears in ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and the Environment, Mosaic: An Interdisciplinary Critical Journal, and Edge Effects, among other venues.  You can listen to Sarah discuss climate fiction on Chicago Public Radio here.   


Global Anglophone literatures, environmental futurisms, environmental justice, postcolonial and decolonial theory, petroaesthetics, creative writing


  • Imagined Climates
  • Unseasonable: Documenting a Changing Climate
  • Voices of Environmental Justice
  • Works of Toxic Resistance: Rachel Carson and Dolores Huerta