Lisa Barksdale-Shaw

Asst Professor
TEMPE Campus


Lisa Barksdale-Shaw is an assistant professor in the Department of English and member of the
Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies. Her work explores narratives of justice by combining several disciplines including law, literature and medicine. Her dissertation examined how dramas present stage properties, like letters, contracts and wills, in early modern theatre. She is the author of articles and book chapters on Shakespeare and law is currently working on several research projects, specifically on written evidence, conspiracy and racial trauma.


  • Ph.D. Michigan State University
  • J.D. University of Michigan


Spring 2022
Course Number Course Title
ENG 211 Intro to English Studies
ENG 321 Shakespeare
Fall 2021
Course Number Course Title
ENG 308 Form and History/Culture
ENG 321 Shakespeare

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