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Ruben Espinosa

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Associate Director
Faculty w/Admin Appointment, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 1401
Assoc Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 1401

Ruben Espinosa is Associate Professor of English at Arizona State University and Associate Director of the Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies. He is the author of Shakespeare on the Shades of Racism (2021), Masculinity and Marian Efficacy in Shakespeare’s England (2011), and co-editor of Shakespeare and Immigration (2014). He was a Trustee of the Shakespeare Association of America (2018-2021), and he serves on the Editorial Boards of Shakespeare QuarterlyExemplaria: Medieval, Early Modern, Theory, and Palgrave’s “Early Modern Cultural Studies” series. He is currently at work on his next monograph, Shakespeare on the Border: Language, Legitimacy and La Frontera.  


Ph.D. University of Colorado Boulder

Research Interests: 

Shakespeare, Early Modern Literature, Critical Race and Ethnic Studies, Cultural Studies, Gender, Immigration

Spring 2022
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 221Survey of English Literature
ENG 321Shakespeare
Fall 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 597Graduate Capstone Seminar