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Deborah Uman

Professor and Chair, English Department
School of Arts and Sciences

Deborah Uman

Areas of Expertise

  • Women writers
  • Translation
  • Shakespeare
  • Early English literature
  • Gender studies
  • Postcolonial studies
  • Environmentalism
  • Sustainability
  • Role of humanities in higher ed


Regularly teaching courses in early British literature, Shakespeare, and writing, Uman can discuss the value of an English degree and role of the humanities in higher education. She can also discuss how writing and literature relate to current topics, including gender studies and environmentalism and sustainability.

She has published two books, Women as Translators in Renaissance England and Staging the Blazon in Early Modern Theater. She is the co-editor of the Seneca Falls Dialogues Journal, the founder of the Greater Rochester Consortium of Women Studies Faculty, and a member of the College Alliance for Seneca Falls Dialogues and the Society for the Study of Early Modern Women.