Renaissance professor by day, knitter by night.


Ph.D.in English and Women’s Studies, University of Michigan, 2005

M.A. in English, University of Michigan, 2001

J.D. candidate, Rutgers School of Law, 1997-1998

B.A. in English and Women’s Studies, Rutgers University, 1997

Other Publications


The Routledge Handbook on Shakespeare and Animals. Karen Raber and Holly Dugan, Eds. New York: Routledge, 2020

The Ephemeral History of Perfume: Scent and Sense in Early Modern England. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2011.


Co-editor with Karl Steel of “Fabulous Animals,” a special cluster of essays in EMC 11 (2016), available online at http://tigerprints.clemson.edu/emc/vol11/iss1/, accessed May 9, 2017.

Co-editor with Lara Farina of “Intimate Senses,” Postmedieval 3.4 (2012)


Blog Posts


The Famous Ape: Shakespeare and Primatology, book project

Shakespeare and the Senses, book project under contract with ACMRS Press

Holly Dugan

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