Researcher biography

Dr Walters has published on Cavendish, Shakespeare, and Renaissance women in relation to science, philosophy, gender and political thought. She welcomes research proposals relating to these topics.

She is author of Margaret Cavendish: Gender, Science and Politics (Cambridge University Press, hardback 2014, paperback 2017) and is co-editor of Margaret Cavendish: An Interdisciplinary Perspective (Cambridge University Press, 2022), which won Co-Honorable Mention for the 2022 Collaborative Project Award from the Society for the Study of Early Modern Women and Gender. Her edition, The Blazing World and other Writings, is forthcoming with Oxford World's Classics (Oxford University Press, 2024). Dr Walters is also one of the joint editors of the Restoration section of the Palgrave Encyclopedia of Early Modern Women's Writing. She is currently co-editing Cavendish and Milton, which is under contract with Oxford University Press.

Dr Walters obtained her doctorate and master's degree from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland and her BA from the University of California Santa Cruz. Previously, she was a postdoctoral research fellow at Ghent University in Belgium. She has also held academic positions in England, America, and Scotland and was a visiting professor at Université Catholique de Lille, France. Between studies, she worked in Tokyo, Japan. In 2016 she won a Teaching and Innovation Award from Liverpool Hope University and has served on the Education Committee for Shakespeare North, a world-class Jacobean replican theatre in England.

Currently, she serves on the Editorial Board of ANQ: A Quarterly Journal of Short Articles, Notes and Reviews, Anthem Press, and was President of the International Margaret Cavendish Society. She is the founder and managing editor of Margaret Cavendish: A Multidisciplinary Journal. She is as a member of the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee for the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.

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