Assistant Professor of English; Associate Director, English Honors Program
Early modern European literature and cultural history; history of science and technology (sixteenth and seventeenth century); cartography and literature; early modern empires and international law; history of philosophy
Also affiliated with: The Department of Cultural Analysis and Theory
Ayesha.Ramachandran@stonybrook.edu | 631-632-7628
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Ayesha Ramachandran received her BA from Smith College (2001) and her PhD in Renaissance Studies from Yale University (2008). Her research and teaching focus on the literature and culture of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, primarily on Europe's relations with an expanding world. She is currently working on a book-length study, "The World-Makers: Global Imagining in Early Modern Europe," which explores the reshaping of the concept "world" and its implications for theories of modernity across a range of disciplines. She has published articles on Spenser, Lucretius, Tasso, Petrarch, Montaigne and on postcolonial drama. She was awarded a Junior Fellowship at the Harvard Society of Fellows in 2007 and is currently an assistant professor in the department of English at Stony Brook University.
Department of English, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY 11794-5350 - Undergraduate: 631 632-7400 | Graduate: 631 632-7373