Barrick Distinguished Scholar; Professor
Evelyn Gajowski has published four books on Shakespeare, her scholarly specialization: The Merry Wives of Windsor: New Critical Essays, with Phyllis Rackin (Routledge, 2015); Presentism, Gender, and Sexuality in Shakespeare (Palgrave Macmillan, 2009); Re-Visions of Shakespeare: Essays in Honor of Robert Ornstein (Delaware, 2004); and The Art of Loving: Female Subjectivity and Male Discursive Traditions in Shakespeare's Tragedies (Delaware, 1992). She serves as the Series Editor of the Arden Shakespeare and Theory Series. She recently contributed the articles "Intersecting Discourses of Race and Gender in Elizabeth Cary's The Tragedy of Mariam" to Early Modern Literary Studies (2017) and “Subjectivity and Identity” to The Cambridge Guide to the Worlds of Shakespeare (Cambridge, 2016).
As the Shakespearean in the Department of English, she is primarily responsible for teaching graduate seminars and upper-division courses in Shakespeare. She also teaches early modern English drama, gender and early modern literature, gender theory, and literary theory. She has chaired or served on nearly 100 Ph.D., MFA, and MA student advisory committees.