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Christina M. Squitieri

Part-time Faculty
(212) 992-7772
1 Wash Pl, Room 431

Office Hours
Monday 10:45-12:30
Tuesday 12:15-2
Wednesday 10:45-12:30
Thursday 12:15-2

B.A., Political Science, CUNY, Brooklyn College, 2012
B.F.A., Creative Writing, CUNY, Brooklyn College, 2012
M.A., English Literature, New York University, 2015

Christina M. Squitieri is a part-time faculty member in Gallatin’s First-Year Program, where her classes focus on justice, transformation, and the exclusionary aspects of utopias. She received her PhD English Literature from New York University in 2019 for her work on Renaissance drama by Shakespeare and his contemporaries. Her current book project, “Speaking Identity on the Shakespearean Stage,” focuses on the way different speech acts--oaths, pardons, promises, lying—shape and limit identity on the Renaissance stage. She is the recipient of the 2015 Sixteenth Century Society and Conference's Carl S. Meyer Prize for the best paper presentation and the 2019 Dean’s Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award in the Humanities. Her publications can be found in the journals Shakespeare and Studies in English Literature (SEL). In addition to teaching at Gallatin, Squitieri also teaches classes on Shakespeare and Renaissance Drama in the Theatre Studies program at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.

Teaching and Research Interests

early modern/Renaissance drama, including Shakespeare and his contemporaries; western theater from antiquity to the present; early modern theater and performance practices; law and literature; early modern science and theories of the body; classical literature, including its influence on early modern drama; the history play; materiality; the place of women in early modern literature  

Recent News


Christina Squitieri was awarded the 2019 Dean’s Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award in the Humanities by New York University’s Graduate School of Arts and Science.


Christina M. Squitieri's "Oh Loyal Father? Aumerle, Treason, and Feudal Law in Shakespeare's Richard II" is forthcoming in the journal Shakespeare.

Squitieri’s article, “Jane Shore’s Political Identity in Thomas Heywood’s Edward IV” was included in the journal, Studies in English Literature 1400-1700 (Spring 2020, 60.2).


Squitieri co-organized the panel session “Transforming Bodies in Early Modern English Drama” for the Renaissance Society of America Conference, which will be held in Toronto, Canada, in March 2019.

Squitieri organized the panel "Self-Representation and (Mis)Recognition in Early Modern English Drama," for the Renaissance Society of America's 2018 Conference, which will be held in New Orleans, Louisiana, in March. Professor Squitieri will present "Clothing and the Failure of Refashioning in As You Like It" at the same conference.

Christina M. Squitieri