Justin Shaw


Justin Shaw specializes in Early Modern literature with a focus on issues of race, disease, and disability, and works in the Digital Humanities. He is working on a project which examines the work of trembling voices, or stuttering, in Renaissance sonnets, and another project which (dis)locates ideas of racial and bodily otherness in dramatic adaptations of early modern travel literature.

Currently, he is working as Site Manager and Curator for Shakespeare’s World, a vast online archive of Victorian and Edwardian theatrical postcards. He is also Andrew Mellon Intern for the exhibit The New World in the Age of Shakespeare at the Michael C. Carlos Museum, which actively seeks to connect the visual representations of indigenous Americans in travel literature to figures like Caliban in dramatic literature.


MA, English & American Literature, University of Houston, Houston, TX, 2014
BA, English, Morehouse College, Atlanta, GA, 2011

Research Interests

  • Early Modern Literature
  • Shakespeare
  • Disability Theory
  • Race and Ethnic Studies
  • Travel Literature
  • Digital Scholarship


Justin Shaw