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Amanda Bailey

Professor and Chair
Department of English
College of Arts and Humanities

Amanda Bailey (she/her) is Professor and Chair of the Department of English at the University of Maryland. She also serves on the Folger Institute's Executive Committee. She earned a PhD in English Literature and Graduate Certificate in Women’s/Gender Studies from the University of Michigan and BA in English and Creative Writing from Oberlin College. A scholar of early modern literature and culture, her teaching and research focus on the histories of marginalized peoples and systems of oppression, political and legal thought, and current state of higher education. In addition to numerous essays, journal articles, and edited volumes, she has published monographs on queer subcultures in early modern London (Flaunting: Style and the Subversive Male Body in Renaissance England [University of Toronto Press, 2007; reissued in paperback 2019]); debt culture and the Anglo-American slave trade (Of Bondage: Debt, Property, and Personhood in Early Modern England [University of Pennsylvania Press, 2013]; and, most recently, a book on campus consent culture and teaching and learning in the contexts of #Metoo and Title IX (Shakespeare on Consent [Routledge, 2023]). She has also published in Inside Higher Ed and been featured in the Washington PostShe is a recipient of a University of Maryland, College of Arts and Humanities Faculty Award for service to the College, as well as fellowships from the Mellon Foundation and the Newberry Library.