Researcher biography

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. Currently, she is working on an Oxford World Classics edition of Cavendish's literary works. Her monograph entitled Margaret Cavendish: Gender, Science and Politics was published by Cambridge University Press in 2014 (paperback 2017). She 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. In addition, Dr Walters is one of the joint editors of the Restoration section of the Palgrave Encyclopedia of Early Modern Women's Writing.

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

Previously, Dr Walters was a postdoctoral research fellow at Ghent University in Belgium. She has also held academic positions in England, America, and Scotland and has taught guest classes in France. Between studies, she worked in Tokyo, Japan. Currently, she serves on the Editorial Board of ANQ: A Quarterly Journal of Short Articles, Notes and Reviews and was recently President of the International Margaret Cavendish Society. She is a member of the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee for the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.

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