Expertise

Subject area: Elizabeth I; Visual and Material Culture; Gender Studies; Cultural Studies; Women's and Gender Studies

She specializes in early modern literature and culture, particularly Shakespeare and Elizabeth I.

Her teaching interests lie at the intersection of early modern literature, visual culture, gender studies, material culture, history, and cultural studies and include undergraduate and graduate courses in Renaissance literature, as well as specialized courses on the body, drama, visual and material culture, Elizabeth I, and women writers in early modern England.

My research tends to be interdisciplinary, bringing together cultural studies, literary criticism, history and art history, women and gender studies.

Research projects:

  • Written in Thread: Needlework and Gender in Early Modern England and on the Continent
  • A Biographical Encyclopedia of Early Modern Englishwomen 1500-1650: Exemplary Lives and Memorable Acts
  • Creating the Pre-Modern in the Post-Modern Classroom
  • Queens Matter in Early Modern Studies

I specialize in early modern literature and culture, particularly material and visual cultures, Shakespeare, and Elizabeth I.

I teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Renaissance literature, as well as specialized courses on the body, drama, Shakespeare adaptations, visual and material culture, Elizabeth I, women writers, and magic in early modern England.

Communities
Women's Studies, English
Degrees
PhD, University of Illinois at Chicago, English Literature, 2007
MA, University of Illinois at Chicago, English Literature, 2000
BA, University of Illinois at Chicago, Liberal Arts and Sciences, 1994
Keywords
english language or literature