“Look in thy heart and write.” – the Muse to Astrophil

Justin P. Shaw is a PhD student in English Literature at Emory University. His research engages issues of race and disability in the poetry and drama of early modern England. His dissertation explores the aesthetics of deformity in early modern texts and culture. His teaching portfolio includes courses in First Year Writing and Composition, Renaissance studies, and British Literature (poetry, drama, and prose) from medieval to mid-20th Century. Justin’s writing-intensive courses carried themes of Immortality and Ethics (Fall 2016) and Shakespeare, Politics, and Identity (Spring 2017). Currently, he is working as Project Manager for Shakespeare & the Players and Andrew Mellon intern and Assistant Curator for two exhibits in the Michael C. Carlos Museum: First Folio! The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare (2016) and Desire & Consumption: The New World in Age of Shakespeare (2017).

He holds degrees from Morehouse College and the University of Houston. He has worked as an instructor at Lone Star College in Houston, and was formerly a public school educator in the Boston area with Match Education and Breakthrough Collaborative.

Justin is originally from Beaumont, Texas and also enjoys discussing TV shows and 90’s Disney movies…and eating. Always eating. Follow him @JustinPShaw.