Valerie Traub


Valerie Traub is the Frederick G. L. Huetwell Professor of English and Women’s Studies at the University of Michigan. She is the author of The Renaissance of Lesbianism in Early Modern England (2002), Desire & Anxiety: Circulations of Sexuality in Shakespearean Drama (1992), and the forthcoming Making Sexual Knowledge: Thinking Sex with the Early Moderns (University of Pennsylvania Press). She has co-edited two volumes, including Gay Shame (2009), and has most recently published “The New (Un)Historicism in Queer Studies” in PMLA (January 2013). Last year she was the Dibner Distinguished Fellow in the History of Science at the Huntington Library, where, among other things, she presented work from her Conversions-related project: Mapping Embodiment in the Early Modern West: A Prehistory of Normality. As the Simons Fellow at the University of Manchester Sexuality Studies Summer School, she also shared this work in progress. Her edited collection, the Oxford Handbook of Shakespeare and Embodiment: Gender, Sexuality, Race, is forthcoming from OUP.