Anna (Katie) Sagal is a Visiting Assistant Professor at Cornell College, offering courses on British literature of the long eighteenth century. Her research and teaching interests include eighteenth-century literature, historical and contemporary fictions of science, environmental literature and science studies, disability studies, eighteenth-century periodicals, material culture, and the visual arts. She has published essays and book chapters on Charlotte Lennox, Eliza Haywood, Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, Laurence Sterne, and others.
She is particularly interested in tracing eighteenth-century women's scientific labor, with a focus on botany and natural history. Her first monograph project, Resisting Gardens: Pedagogy and Natural History in Eighteenth-Century Women's Work, has most recently been generously supported by the Newberry Library's Monticello College Foundation & Audrey Lumsden-Kouvel Fellowship.