Carnegie Mellon University

Laura DeLuca

Laura DeLuca

Ph.D. Student

5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Area of Study

PhD in Literary and Cultural Studies


My research interests include early modern drama and history, gender and sexuality studies, classical reception, book history, and digital humanities. I have written two theses on portrayals of ancient queens in early modern drama, particularly looking at the respective models of race and sexuality produced on the early modern English stage. More broadly, I am interested in taking a transhistorical approach to examining premodern figures, as well as the constructions of race, gender, and sexuality that surround them.


  • M.A. in English, Binghamton University, 2022
  • B.A. in English, Binghamton University, 2021


early modern, drama, history, gender, sexuality, classical reception, book history, digital humanities