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Susan Sanger


Susan Sanger

Susan Sanger was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii. Upon dropping out of La Pietra in 1980 she earned her GED at Kaimuki. High School and after several years of traveling around Europe she began her academic career at KCC and transferred to UH Manoa as an English major, receiving her BA with high honors in 2002. Her honors thesis was a 90 page creative non-fiction memoire called Snapshots: Images of a Life. She earned an MA, with a concentration in literary studies, in 2005; her MA Project title was Enterprising Women: A Study of Two Nineteenth Century English Courtesans. While British literature is her passion, Susan has also studied literatures of war, the Harlem Renaissance, and the Pacific Island region. Her favorite genres are Victorian and Gothic novels, Science Fiction, Restoration Comedies, and Renaissance and Romantic poetry. Susan earned an MEd in Education Administration in 2011; her plan-b project title was Four Areas of Major Concern Surrounding Composition Pedagogy at Both the High School and College Levels. Susan is also working on an MA in American cultural and intellectual history at UH.

While working on her first MA, Susan was a teaching assistant at Manoa. Her first independent teaching job was at St. Andrew’s Priory where she taught 9th grade English, 10th grade honors English, and creative writing. She taught British literature and Media Studies at Sacred Hearts Academy for four years. Susan began lecturing in the fall of 2010 at LCC in the Language Arts Division and in the English department at UH Manoa. Susan lives with her family and her cat and dog in Kahala. She loves cooking, reading, alternative metal, shopping and beading. Susan has lived in Europe, Hong Kong, and California.

Susan Sanger
Lecturer, Language Arts Division
Leeward Community College
96-045 Ala Ike- LA219
Pearl City, Hawaii 96782
sanger [at] hawaii [dot] edu

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 - Marcel Proust