Sarah Heidebrink-Bruno – Albright College

Sarah Heidebrink-Bruno

Sarah Heidebrink-Bruno

Lecturer of English

Ph.D, Lehigh University

MA, Lehigh University

BA, Albright College


Sarah Heidebrink-Bruno recently completed her dissertation, “‘How Will You Grow?’: Restorative Justice in Contemporary American Women’s Literature and Beyond,” at Lehigh University, where she earned her Ph.D. and MA. Her specialization is post-1945 American fiction and writing pedagogy, and her research interests include women’s writing, intersectional feminist theory, restorative justice practices, and social justice pedagogies. She is a proud graduate of Albright College (2011) and she is excited to return to the English Department that first inspired her love of literature and writing.

Areas of Expertise

  • Post-1945 American fiction
  • Contemporary women’s writing
  • Intersectional feminist theory
  • Writing pedagogy
  • Social justice pedagogy
  • Restorative justice



“Reflections from a Working Class, First-Generation Almost-Graduate,” forthcoming from The Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning

“The Play’s the Thing: Lessons from Preschool Storytimes for College Classrooms,” Hybrid Pedagogy, May 2014

Conference Papers

“Keeping TRAC of Universal Design through Peer-to-Peer Tutoring,” International Writing Across the Curriculum Conference, August 2021

“We Are All Writing Teachers: Returning to a Common Place,” CCCC, April 2021 (accepted)

“‘Mama Read!’ And Other Advice for Academic Mamas,” Northeast Modern Language Association, March 2021

“Community Healing in Marge Piercy’s Woman on the Edge of Time,” Northeast Modern Language Association, March 2020

“Institutional Change Through Inquiry,” Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy, February 2020

“Staying on TRAC: Radically Student-Centered Writing Tutoring” SUNY COW Conference, November 2019

“I Love and Have Been Love[d]”: Healing and Restorative Justice Practices in Alice Walker’s The Color Purple, Northeast Modern Language Association, March 2019