Department of English

University of Toronto

Chakravarty, Urvashi

Urvashi Chakravarty
Associate Professor; Graduate Faculty, Undergraduate Faculty, University of Toronto Scarborough
UTSC Office Location: University of Toronto Scarborough, Room HW335
UTSG Office Location: Jackman Humanities Building, 170 St. George Street, Room 717
Office Hours and/or Leave Status: TBA

Teaching and Research Interests: 16th and 17th century English literature; Shakespeare; critical race studies; queer theory; gender and sexuality studies; the early modern Atlantic world; histories of slavery

B.A. (Columbia), Ph.D. (Pennsylvania)

"Race, Natality, and the Biopolitics of Early Modern Political Theology." Special issue on Political Theology, eds. Jason Kerr and Ben LaBreche. Journal for Early Modern Cultural Studies 18.2 (Spring 2018): 140-166.

"‘I Had Peopled Else': Shakespeare's Queer Natalities and the Reproduction of Race." In Queering Childhood in Early Modern English Drama and Culture, eds. Jennifer Higginbotham and Mark Albert Johnston (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018): 57-78.

"More Than Kin, Less Than Kind: Similitude, Strangeness, and Early Modern English Homonationalisms." Special issue on Shakespeare and Race, eds. Peter Erickson and Kim F. Hall. Shakespeare Quarterly 67.1 (Spring 2016):14-29.

"Livery, Liberty, and Legal Fictions." English Literary Renaissance 42.3 (Autumn 2012): 365-390.

Other Writing 
"The Problem of Civility: A Genealogy." The Rambling Issue 3 (January 2019).

"Bound to Serve: Apprenticeship Indentures at the Folger." The Collation: A Gathering of Scholarship from the Folger Shakespeare Library (January 2018).  

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