Kari Boyd McBride

I am Associate Professor of Women's Studies, faculty affiliate in the Department of English, and faculty associate with the Division for Late Medieval and Reformation Studies. I am also Director of the GEMS, the Group for Early Modern Studies. GEMS is an interdisciplinary organization that fosters scholarly community and graduate education among those with research interests in the early modern period (roughly 1400-1800). We have almost 130 graduate student and faculty members from the Colleges of Architecture, Art History, Humanities, Science, and Social and Behavioral Sciences. GEMS offers an Interdisciplinary Graduate Certificate in Early Modern Studies and is a member of the Newberry Library (Chicago) Center for Renaissance Studies Consortium of Universities, with privileges at the Folger Shakespeare Library.

I teach courses in feminist theories and methodologies as well as early modern literature and culture. In my research I take a feminist cultural studies approach to the early modern period. I am particularly interested in early modern religion, gender, and sexuality. I maintain a web site on the early seventeenth-century poet Aemilia Lanyer. My most recent book is Women's Roles in the Renaissance, co-authored with Meg Lota Brown (Greenwood 2005). Other publications include Country House Discourse in Early Modern England: A Cultural Study in Landscape and Legitimacy (Ashgate 2001); the edited collection, Domestic Arrangements in Early Modern England (Duquesne 2002); and a number of articles, including "'Upon a Little Lady': Gender and Desire in Early Modern English Lyrics"; "Recusant Sisters: English Catholic Women and the Bonds of Learning"; and "Gender and Judaism in Meditations on the Passion: Middleton, Southwell, Lanyer, and Fletcher," I am currently working on an edition of Womans Worth, an early seventeenth-century contribution to the Woman Controversy (under contract with MRTS); an edited collection on Psalms in the Early Modern World, with Linda Austern and David Orvis; and a study of Women and Education in England, 1500-1700. See my curriculum vitae for more information.

For fall 2008 I am teaching Feminist Theories I as the Women's Studies Department welcomes its first class of PhD students (learn more about the Women's Studies PhD program here). You can reach me by email: kari@email.arizona.edu.