Department of English

University of Toronto

Chakravarty, Urvashi

Urvashi Chakravarty 
Assistant Professor; Graduate Faculty
Office Location: University of Toronto at Scarborough, Room HW335
St. George Office Location: Jackman Humanities Building, Room 717
Office Hours and/or Leave Status: TBA

Teaching and Research Interests
16thand 17th century English literature; Shakespeare; critical race studies; queertheory; 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.” Specialissue on Political Theology, eds. Jason Kerr and Ben LaBreche. Journalfor Early Modern Cultural Studies 18.2 (Spring 2018): 140-166.

“‘I HadPeopled Else’: Shakespeare’s Queer Natalities and the Reproduction of Race.” InQueering Childhood in Early ModernEnglish Drama and Culture, eds. Jennifer Higginbotham and Mark AlbertJohnston (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018): 57-78.

“More ThanKin, 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.” EnglishLiterary Renaissance 42.3 (Autumn 2012): 365-390.

Other Writing:

 “TheProblem of Civility: A Genealogy.” TheRambling Issue 3 (January 2019). 

“Bound to Serve:Apprenticeship Indentures at the Folger.” TheCollation: A Gathering of Scholarship from the Folger Shakespeare Library(January 2018).

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