Alicia Andrzejewski is an Assistant Professor in William & Mary’s English department. She is a scholar of early modern literature and culture; queer, feminist, and critical race theory; and the medical humanities. Her work has appeared in Shakespeare Studies, Shakespeare Bulletin, The Chronicle, Literary Hub, Tropics of Meta, and Synapsis. Her current book project, Queer Pregnancy in Shakespeare’s Plays, argues for the transgressive force of pregnancy in his oeuvre and the expansive ways in which early modern people thought about the pregnant body.


Ph.D. English, The Graduate Center, CUNY, 2019

Dissertation: “Queer Pregnancy in Shakespeare’s Plays”

M.A. English, Appalachian State University, 2012

Thesis: “‘I kissed thee ere I killed thee’: Performing Race and Gender in William Shakespeare’s Othello and Richard Wright’s Native Son”

B.A. English, minor in Psychology, Mars Hill University, 2010


“‘For her sake’: Queer Pregnancy in A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Shakespeare Studies, vol. 47, 2019, 105-11.

Blue Roses and Other Queer Energies in Tennessee Williams’s The Glass Menagerie.” The Tennessee Williams Annual Review, vol. 16. 2017, 36-56.

“Taylor Mac’s Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus.” Shakespeare Bulletin, vol. 37.4. 2020, 561-564.

The Chronicle. “The ‘Combover Subject’: What Lauren Berlant Taught Me About the Academy.”

Literary Hub. “The (Semi-Hidden) History of Queer Pregnancy in Literature: on Torrey  Peters’s Detransition, Baby, and the Future of Queer Families.”

revue Prostor. “(Tak trochu skryté) literární dějiny queer těhotenství.”

Tropics of Meta. “Pedro’s Theory in the Classroom & the Ongoing Project of Crafting an Otherwise.”

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