Dr Pamela Hammons received her PhD in English Language and Literature in 1997 from Cornell University; she is Professor and Chair of English at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida. Dr Hammons specializes in Renaissance and medieval literature, poetry, women's writing, and literary theories (especially feminisms and queer theory). She recently completed a modernized edition of Katherine Austen’s Book M (1664) for the series The Other Voice in Early Modern Europe. She has been the recipient of a Mellon Fellowship in the Humanities, a United States National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Faculty Research Award, and an NEH Summer Stipend. Her publications include Gender, Sexuality and Material Objects in English Renaissance Verse (Ashgate 2010), Poetic Resistance: English Women Writers and the Early Modern Lyric (Ashgate 2002), and essays in SEL, ELH, Criticism, Clio, Women's Writing, Literature Compass, and Write or Be Written: Early Modern Women Poets and Cultural Constraints.