Amanda Zoch is a Mellon/ACLS Public Fellow and Legislative Policy Specialist at the National Conference of State Legislatures. She received her Ph.D. in English from Indiana University in June 2018 and was a 2017-2018 American Association of University Women Dissertation Fellow.

She is a scholar of early modern literature, and her book project, Pregnant Precarities: Erasure, Performance, and Revision in Early Modern Drama and Women’s Writing, is based on her dissertation, which was awarded the J. Leeds Barroll Dissertation Prize from the Shakespeare Association of America in 2019.


Ph.D., Indiana University, English, 2018
M.A., Indiana University, English, 2012
B.A., Carleton College, English, 2010


“Maternal Revision in Middleton’s More Dissemblers Besides Women.” Stage Matters: Props, Bodies, and Space in Shakespearean Performance. Eds. Annalisa Castaldo and Rhonda Knight. Madison, NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2018. 159-170.

“Macduff’s Son and the Queer Temporality of Macbeth.” SEL Studies in English Literature 1500-1900.57.2 (Spring 2017): 369-88.

“Erasing Pregnancy in Early Modern Mothers’ Legacies: Elizabeth Richardson’s Revisions.” Invited blog post for Early Modern Women: Lives, Texts, Objects. 20 July 2017.

“Historical Cooking, Week 5: Soup.” Invited blog post for Echoes from the Vault: A Blog from the Special Collections of the University of St. Andrews. 10 November 2016.

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