Emily George is a graduate student and teaching associate in the English Language and Literature program at the University of Washington, where she has been working toward her PhD since Autumn 2014. She specializes in early modern drama, theater history, religious history, and textual studies, and is especially interested in representations of religious identity, gender, sexuality, race, and class in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century drama. Her current research interests focus on the devils, witches, familiars, and spirits that appear in early modern dramatic texts, particularly as they relate to the contentious, unstable nature of religious doctrine and popular belief in post-Reformation England. In addition to her scholarly work and teaching at the University of Washington, Emily is a Graduate Student Mentor, and she has served as a Project Coordinator for the Medieval Studies (now Classics, Medieval, and Early Modern Studies) Graduate Interest Group since 2015. She is a coordinator of the Early Modern Literature Graduate Student Reading Group and a member of the Graduate Student Patristics Reading Group.
Emily was awarded her Master's degree in Early Modern English Literature: Text and Transmission from King's College London in 2013. While at King’s, Emily’s studies centered on the material legacy of early modern English print and manuscript culture. Her MA dissertation work focused on competing narratives between Catholics and Protestants in depictions of demonic possession in drama and religious ephemera printed from the 1590s through the 1620s. Emily also holds a BA degree in English and Creative Writing from Ithaca College.