Sarah Chihaya specializes in contemporary British and American fiction and film. She received her B.A. in French and English at Yale University, and her Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the University of California, Berkeley. At Princeton, her recent courses include “The Novel Since 2000,” “Interpreting Brexit,” “British Cinema,” “Historical Fiction/Fictional History,” and “The Undead.” She is a faculty fellow and academic advisor at Whitman College.
Chihaya is the co-author of The Ferrante Letters: An Experiment in Collective Criticism (with Merve Emre, Katherine Hill, and Jill Richards; Columbia U.P. 2020), and co-editor, with Joshua Kotin and Kinohi Nishikawa, of "How to Be Now," a special issue of Post45. Her essays and reviews can be found in PMLA, Modern Fiction Studies, Contemporary Literature, The New York Review of Books, The Los Angeles Review of Books, and Public Books, among other places. She is currently at work on a book titled Bibliophobia: Misreading and Being Misread, a meditation on reading practices, bad feelings, and the writing of criticism.