Valerie Traub

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Valerie Traub

Frederick G. L. Huetwell Professor of English and Women's Studies

204 S. State St. Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1290

Office Location(s): 1122 Lane Hall
Phone: 763.2047
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  • Fields of Study
    • Early modern literary and cultural studies
    • History of sexuality
    • Gender and sexuality studies
    • Gay/lesbian/queer studies
    • Shakespeare
    • Early modern drama
  • About

    Valerie Traub's research concerns gender and sexuality in early modern England. She is the author of The Renaissance of Lesbianism in Early Modern England, which won the best book of 2002 award from the Society for the Study of Early Modern Women. Other books include Desire & Anxiety: Circulations of Sexuality in Shakespearean Drama (1992) and two co-edited collections: Feminist Readings of Early Modern Culture: Emerging Subjects (1996) and Gay Shame (2009).  Her most recent book, Making Sexual Knowledge: Thinking Sex with the Early Moderns, will be published by University of Pennsylvania Press in 2015.  She is currently at work on another project on discourses of gender, sexuality, race, and class in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century anatomical and cartographic illustrations, entitled Mapping Embodiment in the Early Modern West: A Prehistory of Normality. She is the recipient of the John D’Arms Award for graduate mentoring and the Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award.