Tracey Miller-Tomlinson

Biographical Statement:

Dr. Miller-Tomlinson is an Associate Professor of English at New Mexico State University, where she has taught since 2002. She received her Ph.D. at Yale and M.A. at Oxford as a Marshall Scholar. Her primary research interests lie in the poetry and drama of the English Renaissance, with particular emphasis on the theater as a site for the reimagining of the past and shaping of public memory. Her current book project explains how the early modern vogue for English history plays served as an enduring forum for public debate in a period of rapid cultural and political change. In other research she has focused on how the drama of the period represents two fronts of cultural change—the emergence of English nationalism and rise of a recognizably modern gender-sex system. She also writes and publishes in the fields of queer studies and early modern cultural studies. A two-time finalist for the university-wide Patricia Christmore Faculty Teaching Award, Dr. Miller-Tomlinson was recognized as a researcher with a College of Arts and Sciences Faculty Outstanding Achievement Award in 2008. She participated in NMSU’s Advancing Leaders Program in 2011-12 and was later elected to the ALP Board. She has served as Associate Dean of Honors and Director of NMSU’s Office of National Scholarships and International Education, and is currently Director of Graduate Studies in English.

Selected Courses Taught at NMSU:

Graduate/Senior Seminar

  • Graduate Seminar in Renaissance Drama
  • Graduate Seminar in Shakespeare and His Contemporaries
  • Shakespeare I and Shakespeare II
  • The Faerie Queene: Spenser and the World of Elizabeth I
  • Renaissance Subjects: Self, Community, and Nation, 1500-1700
  • Early Modern Poetry and Prose
  • The War of the Sexes: Restoration Comedy
  • Shakespeare for Educators
  • Shakespeare on Film
  • Milton

Junior/Sophomore-Level Courses

  • Shakespeare Around the Globe
  • Comedy and Satire
  • Critical Writing
  • Survey of English Literature I
  • Literature and the Problem of Evil

Honors Seminars

  • The World of the Renaissance

Selected Publications:

  •  T. Miller-Tomlinson, “Queer History in Cymbeline.” Shakespeare (April, 2015): 29 pars. 29 April 2015. .
  • T. Miller-Tomlinson, “John Banks,” in The Encyclopedia of British Literature 1660-1789, eds. Gary Day, Jack Lynch, and Helen Brooks. New York and Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2015.
  • T. Miller-Tomlinson, “Pathos and Politics in John Banks’ Vertue Betray’d, or Anna Bullen (1682).” 29 pages. Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Theatre Research 23, 1 (2008).
  • T. Miller-Tomlinson, “Dramatic Hybridities: Sex, Nation, and Genre in Cymbeline and Bonduca,” Appositions: Studies in Renaissance/Early Modern Literature and Culture 1:1 (May, 2008): 20 pars. 7 May 2008 <>.
  • T. Miller-Tomlinson, “Hybrid Gender, Hybrid Nation: Race, Sexuality, and the Making of National Identity in Fletcher’s Bonduca.” Research Opportunities in Medieval and Renaissance Drama 46 (2007): 51-66.
  • T. Miller-Tomlinson, “John Crowne’s The Misery of Civil War and the Restoration Crisis of 1679-82.” Essays in Theatre/Ètudes théâtrales (2007). Special issue on Shakespearean adaptation.
  • T. Tomlinson, “The Restoration English History Plays of Roger Boyle, Earl of Orrery.”Studies in English Literature 43, 3 (2003): 559-77.

Professional Organizations:

  • Shakespeare Association of America
  • Modern Language Association
  • Group for Early Modern Cultural Studies
  • Renaissance Society of America
  • National Collegiate Honors Council

Contact: or 575-646-2213


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