Laura’s research interests include early modern drama and history, gender and sexuality studies, classical reception, and digital humanities. She has written two theses on portrayals of ancient, feminine royalty in early modern drama, particularly looking at the respective models of race and sexuality produced on the early modern English stage. More broadly, she is interested in taking a transhistorical approach to examining premodern figures, as well as the constructions of race, gender, and sexuality that surround them.
She holds a BA and MA in English from Binghamton University. Currently, she is the Early Modern Print and Probability Fellow at Carnegie Mellon University, working to identify anonymous printers of clandestine materials during the early modern period. You can find her on Twitter @LauraSDeLuca.