Sarah Faye earned her MA in Literature from California State University, Sacramento, and her BA in History from UC Davis. She also earned a Certificate in Teaching Composition and a Certificate in TESOL from California State University, Sacramento. English is her third language since she grew up in Brussels speaking French at school and Italian at home.
Throughout her multidisciplinary path, she has been consistently interested in the field of Disability Studies (in particular Disability History and the representation of disabilities in literary works). Her research on this topic includes "Asylums, Aliens, and Disabilities in Charles Brockden Brown's Gothic Novels" (Master's Thesis), "Disabled Female Workers and the Social Categories They Shattered in Nineteenth-Century France" (Undergraduate Research, Scholarship & Creative Activities Conference, UC Davis, 2008) and "The Disabling Gaze in Kafka" (Literary Insight Award, CSU Sacramento, 2012).
In the classes she teaches for the University Writing Program, she focuses on the rhetorical situation and genre analysis, discourse communities, and the writing process. Her composition research interests concentrate on peer tutoring and the student-centered classroom. Her presentations on these topics include "Space-Shifting and Role-Morphing: Learning from/in Group Tutorial Settings" (International Writing Center Association Conference, 2012), "Renovation Gone Wrong: New Banking Pedagogy in the Composition Classroom" (Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference, University of Nevada, Reno, 2013), and "Bringing Context to the Forefront: Writing Assignments that Teach Discourse Community Awareness" (Biannual Northern California Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum Conference, 2015).
In her spare time, she plays the ukulele.