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Sarah Ostendorf

Non-Tenure Track Assistant Professor, Writing & Rhetoric

Professor Ostendorf has taught a wide range of writing and literature courses and supervises the Argonaut creative writing fellowship.


  • Office: Library 31
  • Office hours: M 10-12, W 2-4, and by appointment
  • Email: ostendorf@oxy.edu

Education: BA, Northwestern University; MFA, Mills College; PhD, New York University

Recent Courses: Gender and Pop Culture; The Art of Essay Writing; Creative Nonfiction; Theory and Pedagogy of Writing

Research Interests: Writing and composition studies; queer studies; gender and sexuality; medieval and early modern English literature