Emily holds a doctorate in English from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. While at CUNY, she worked as a Project Assistant for JustPublics@365, a joint initiative between the Graduate Center and the Ford Foundation, a Senior Instructional Technology Fellow at Macaulay Honors College, and a Graduate Teaching Assistant at Hunter College. Emily has taught composition and courses in Early British Literature, Shakespeare, and Shakespeare: Text and Performance.
Currently, she is working on two book projects. The first, co-edited with Cristina Alfar, is an edition of the correspondence of Elizabeth Bourne and her petition to the Privy Council for a divorce from her husband. The second, Precarious Wife: Narratives of Marital Instability in Medieval and Early Modern Literature, underlines the precariousness of the category of wife–particularly for those who embody characteristics of the good wife–in order to show that this supposedly natural step in the life-cycle of medieval and early modern women may well have been less of a norm and more of an ideal. Her dissertation, “Precarious Wife,” was awarded the English Program Prize for Distinguished Work in Feminist Studies.
Emily is an avid runner, racing over 100 miles in 2015. She ran two New York City marathons (2011 & 2015) and seventeen half-marathons. In 2013, she participated in the 198 mile Hood to Coast Relay in her home state, Oregon. In 2016, she completed Vineman, her first half Ironman distance triathlon, in Sonoma, California. You can reach her via email or on Twitter @emilygwynne.