Sarah Roth

Sarah Roth is a PhD student in the Department of Anthropology at Johns Hopkins University. Spanning the United States and Mexico, her ethnographic research follows the experiences of individuals, families, and providers affected by the intersection of cancer care and genetic medicine. She is interested in the ways in which risk, disease, and involvement in clinical trials reverberate into everyday life; how changing technologies affect conversations around politics and ethics; and how to read, write, and teach literary work emerging from experiences of illness and care.

Before arriving to Baltimore, she coordinated programs at a health advocacy nonprofit in Washington, D.C. Also a writer, Sarah is a Pushcart Prize nominee and holds an MFA in Creative Writing from University of Notre Dame. She is a founding editor of Tendon and a contributing writer at Synapsis: A Health Humanities Journal.