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First Name
Last Name
Bryn Mawr College
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19th-century meteorology, cultural histories of data, environment and disability
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About Me

Sara J. Grossman has received fellowships from the Smithsonian Institution, National Endowment for the Humanities, The MacDowell Colony, and Hedgebrook. Her poems and essays have been published in Verse Daily, Cincinnati Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, Journal of American History blog, American Literature and elsewhere. Her first book of poems will be published by New Issues Poetry & Prose in 2018. Her current academic monograph, A Natural History of Data, explores grassroots data collection and visualization in meteorological communities across the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

She is an Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies at Bryn Mawr and Haverford Colleges and holds the Johanna Alderfer Harris and William H. Harris, M.D Professorship in Environmental Studies.

Recent Publications


Let the House of Body Fall, collection of poems

New Issues Press, forthcoming 2018

Refereed Articles

“Ugly Data,” American Literature, December 2016.

Born-Digital Essays

“Archiving Weather Data,” Journal of American History blog, March 2017.

Off the Rails,” Newest Americans, forthcoming February 2017.

Wind Map: Visualizing Environmental Mobility,” InMediaRes, Awarded 2013 Favorite by InMediaRes, 2013.

Lacerated Landscapes: Toxic Histories in Newark, New Jersey,” Rutgers Humanistt, 2012.


Essays + Nonfiction

(forthcoming), “History of a Half-Arm,” The Rumpus, 2018.

“Ordinary Bodies,” Michigan Quarterly Review, 2015.



(forthcoming), “Disability Impact Statement” South Carolina Review, 2018.

(forthcoming), “A One-Armed Woman in a Grocery Store,” BOAAT, 2018.

(forthcoming), “House of Body,” ANMLY, 2018.

“Self-Portrait as Acid-Mine Runoff” Entropy, 2018

“Routine,” Big Bell Review, 2016.

“I Dream CALLER: [redacted] And She Tells Me,” 9:20:00 AM, 9-1-1, CRO: Okay, I want you to go on the floor. Kneel on the floor. / CALLER: [redacted],” Omniverse, 2015.

Media Coverage
Country Focus
United States
Expertise by Geography
United States
Expertise by Chronology
19th century, 20th century
Expertise by Topic
Computational, Environment, Public History, Science, Technology, Women