Winner of the 2005 Everett Moore
Baker Memorial Award For Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching
Professor Henderson received her B.A. in English and Philosophy from the College of William and Mary and her M.A. and Ph.D. in English and Comparative Literature from Columbia University. She taught in the Humanities Program at Columbia and was Assistant Professor of English at Middlebury College in Vermont, where she co-chaired the Women's Studies Program. Her areas of research and interest include gender studies, Shakespeare, early modern culture, modernism, and world drama. Her publications include the books "Collaborations with the Past: Reshaping Shakespeare Across Time and Media" and "Passion Made Public: Elizabethan Lyric, Gender and Performance." She is the editor of Blackwell's "Concise Companion to Shakespeare on Screen," and "Alternative Shakespeares 3." Her articles have appeared in "The Cambridge History of British Theatre," "Shakespeare, The Movie 2," "Shakespeare After Mass Media," "A New History of Early English Drama," and numerous Blackwell Companion volumes, as well as in scholarly journals and encyclopedias. She is currently editing "Love's Labour's Lost" for Barnes & Noble and is involved in several collaborative projects with the Royal Shakespeare Company. Courses she teaches at M.I.T. include Drama: Gender and Performance, and Studies in Literary Interpretation: Virginia Woolf's Shakespeare. Henderson was the acting director of Women's Studies during the fall of 2001.