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Jyotsna G. Singh

Professor, Department of English, Michigan State University

Jyotsna G. Singh is a Professor of English at Michigan State University. She teaches and researches early modern literature and culture, with an emphasis on Shakespeare's works and their afterlives, travel writing, and gender and race studies, often exploring the intersections of these different fields. Her published work includes numerous articles, book chapters, and monographs and anthologies such as the following: The Weyward Sisters: Shakespeare and Feminist Politics (Blackwell), (co-authored); "Colonial Narratives/Cultural Dialogues: ‘Discovery’ of India in the Language of Colonialism (Routledge); Travel Knowledge: European ‘Discoveries’ in the Early Modern Period (Palgrave), (co-ed. Ivo Kamps); A Companion to the Global Renaissance: English Literature and Culture in the Era of Expansion, 1559–1660" (Ed. Blackwell) and The Postcolonial World (co-ed, David D. Kim), Routledge 2016. Her book, Shakespeare and Postcolonial Theory, is forthcoming from Arden Bloomsbury (2017).
Her published articles and chapters have appeared in journals and anthologies such as Shakespeare Studies, Shakespeare Survey, Renaissance Drama, and The Cambridge Guide to the Worlds of Shakespeare, among others. She is also the recipient of research fellowships at the Folger Shakespeare Library, John Carter Brown Library, and Queen Mary, University of London. UK


  • –present
    Professor Renaissance Literature, Michigan State University


Distinguished Visiting Faculty Queen Mary University of London, UK 2008