Ruben Espinosa

Associate Director
Faculty w/Admin Appointment
TEMPE Campus
Assoc Professor
TEMPE Campus


Ruben Espinosa is Associate Professor of English at Arizona State University and Associate Director of the Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies. He is the author of Shakespeare on the Shades of Racism (2021), Masculinity and Marian Efficacy in Shakespeare’s England (2011), and co-editor of Shakespeare and Immigration (2014). He was a Trustee of the Shakespeare Association of America (2018-2021), and he serves on the Editorial Boards of Shakespeare QuarterlyExemplaria: Medieval, Early Modern, Theory, and Palgrave’s “Early Modern Cultural Studies” series. He is currently at work on his next monograph, Shakespeare on the Border: Language, Legitimacy and La Frontera.  


Ph.D. University of Colorado Boulder

Research Interests

Shakespeare, Early Modern Literature, Critical Race and Ethnic Studies, Cultural Studies, Gender, Immigration


Spring 2022
Course Number Course Title
ENG 221 Survey of English Literature
ENG 321 Shakespeare
Fall 2021
Course Number Course Title
ENG 597 Graduate Capstone Seminar

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