I am an Assistant Professor of English at the Rochester Institute of Technology. My work focuses on the intersections of early modern literature and science, gender histories and early women’s writing, and digital and experimental approaches to humanities texts.
My current book project, Touching Science, tells an alternative history of women’s engagement with science. Instead of looking for exceptional examples of female scientists throughout history, I turn to female poets who were engaging with the inquiries and methods of new anatomical science in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century England. These poets, I argue, share in creating knowledge of the body based on the tactile and material methods privileged by new anatomy.
You can find my updated CV here. Please feel free to write to me at wssgla [at] rit [dot] edu or on Twitter [at] wsperrazza.