Rhema Hokama

Curriculum vitae

I am a tenure-track assistant professor in the division of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (HASS) at Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), a new university founded in collaboration with MIT. My research explores how changing views of religious worship practices in the aftermath of the English Reformation shaped the way Shakespeare and his contemporary writers conceptualized intimacy and erotic desire in their poetry. My most recent articles on prayer and devotional performance have appeared in Shakespeare Quarterly and Milton Studies.

I received my Ph.D. in English literature from Harvard in 2015. I have a B.A in classical studies and English literature from the University of Chicago, and a M.St. in early modern British literature from Oxford.