Profiles in "Renaissance Period" Expertise Area

  • Ryner studies and teaches classes on Shakespeare and early English drama, history of economic thought, drama as a genre, knowledge production, and questions of ontology and agency in early English texts and society.
  • A world-renown organist and teacher, Marshall is known for her creative programming. She plays both historical and modern instruments and is a consultant for the Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) in Phoenix.
  • Fox's current work focuses on the histories of positive emotions and well-being, as well as the role of fictional and cultural narratives in shaping emotion.
  • Dr. Valerie Fazel teaches composition and literature for ASU's Department of English.
  • Irish studies the literature and culture of 16th-century England, with a particular focus on the history of emotion.
  • Barker is a historian of slavery and the slave trade in the late medieval Mediterranean and Black Sea.
  • Ayanna Thompson is a Regents Professor of English at Arizona State University, and the Director of the Arizona Center for Medieval & Renaissance Studies (ACMRS). In 2021, she was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.