Katherine Schaap Williams
Department of English, Rutgers University
Katherine Schaap Williams is a doctoral candidate in the department of English at Rutgers University. She has held fellowships from the graduate school and the Center for Cultural Analysis at Rutgers University, where she is a fellow in the 2011-2012 “Public Knowledge: Institutions, Networks, Collectives” seminar. Her research interests include sixteenth and seventeenth-century English literature and culture, disability studies, and performance theory, and she is writing a dissertation tentatively titled Irregular Bodies: Disability on the Early Modern Stage. She is the author of "Enabling Richard: The Rhetoric of Disability in Richard III,” a contribution to a special section on Shakespeare in Disability Studies Quarterly in 2009.