Professor of English
She has published widely on the relationship between comic form and popular politics in the early modern theater. Her scholarship on the subject has appeared in several peer-reviewed journals, including the the Journal for Medieval and Early Modern Studies, the Journal for Early Modern Cultural Studies, Early Theater, and Early Modern Literary Studies. Her most recent work on the topic appears in the Bloomsbury Cultural History of Comedy. Her current scholarship focuses on global Shakespeare, especially adaptations of Shakespeare in Indian cinema. Her work on the subject will appear in the volume, Religion and the Medieval and Early Modern Global Marketplace and has been featured on the NPR show, With Good Reason. She has a secondary research interest in the scholarship of teaching and learning. Her publications on the topic include an essay in the volume, Approaches to Teaching Shakespeare’s History Plays, and forthcoming essays in Teaching Race in the Renaissance and Approaches to Teaching Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet.
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B.A., St. Stephen’s College, Delhi; M.A., Ph.D., University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
Maya Mathur, Professor of English, holds a Ph.D. (2006) and M.A. in English literature from the State University of New York at Buffalo and a B.A. (2000) in English from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi. She teaches a variety of courses on Shakespeare and early modern drama, including Shakespeare and Race, Shakespeare and Pop Culture, and early modern women writers.