Catherine Bryson Professor of English
Ph.D. University of Susex, UK.
She teaches courses in early modern English literature and culture, postcolonial literature and history (especially that of South Asia) and feminist theory. She received her BA (Hons.), M. A., and M. Phil. degrees from the University of Delhi, India, and her Ph. D. from the University of Sussex, UK. She has taught at Hindu College, University of Delhi, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi, the University of Tulsa, and most recently, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She was Mellon Fellow at Stanford University and has held a visiting appointment at the University of Natal, Durban, South Africa. Her publications include Gender, Race, Renaissance Drama (Manchester University Press; 1989; Oxford University Press, 1992); Colonialism/ Postcolonialism (Routledge, 1998) and Shakespeare, Race, and Colonialism (Oxford University Press, 2002). She has also co-edited (with Martin Orkin) Post-colonial Shakespeares (Routledge, 1998), and written articles on early modern drama, Shakespeare, as well as contemporary India. She is currently co-editing a documentary companion to the study of race in early modern England.