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Nichols College

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Erin Casey-Williams

Dr. Casey-Williams joined the Nichols faculty in the spring of 2014. Before joining the faculty, she served as a Teaching Assistant and an English Department Academic Advisor while pursuing her doctoral degree.

Professor Casey-Williams teaches the following classes:

  • Expository Writing
  • World Literature II
  • Effective Speaking
  • Professional Writing
  • World Literature I
  • CIS: Zombie Evolutions
  • Introduction to Literature
  • Shakespeare and Film


  • “Walk me to ashville: Facebook Interaction; Digitized Radio Conversation for Two Emoticons” (poem), Sous Rature, 3ssue, Summer/Fall 2009,

Conference Presentations

  • “‘The Unrightful Monarchy of Love’: Female Virtue, Failed Sovereignty, and Geopolitics in Mary Wroth’s The Countess of Montgomery’s Urania.” Early Modern Reading Group Symposium. University at Albany, SUNY. April 2013.
  • “Friendship's Throne: Sovereignty and Female Community in the Poetry of Katherine Philips.” Seminar Participant: Public Forms, Private Lives. 43rd Annual Northeast Modern Language Association Convention. Rochester, New York. March 2012.
  • “Utopic Science and Dystopic Conquest:  Gender, Sovereignty, and Discipline in Margaret Cavendish’s Blazing World.”  11th Annual Margaret Cavendish Society Conference.  Nicosia, Cyprus.  June 2015.

Research Interests

Dr. Casey-Williams’ doctoral dissertation examines literature and history from 1588 to 1688, specifically four women's writing from that time, and how it thinks through and proposes alternatives to traditional narratives of sovereignty. Her primary areas of interest include women's writing of the early modern period, gender and minority studies, and political theory and philosophy.


In her spare time, Professor Casey-Williams enjoys reading, running, cooking, baking, gardening, and swimming.