Katherine Walker

Assistant Professor of English
Expertise: Renaissance literature, 16th- and 17th-century culture, Shakespearean literature, Early modern drama, History of magic


Katherine Walker is an expert in early English literature, particularly in plays and their performances. She often analyzes the elements of drama, science, and prophecy in Renaissance-era works.

Walker, an English professor who joined UNLV in 2020, is the author of Shakespeare and Science: A Dictionary. Some of her research interests include analysis of magic and science in Renaissance literature. She is particularly interested in how marginalized figures adopt or advance methods of reading the environment on the stage. 

Walker’s work has appeared in the literary journals Prose Studies, Comitatus, Early Modern Literary Studies, Studies in Philology, Preternature: Critical and Historical Studies on the Preternatural, and English Literary History.


  • Ph.D., English and Comparative Literature, University of North Carolina
  • M.A., English Literature, Texas Christian University
  • B.A., English Literature and Philosophy, University of North Texas

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