Ph.D., Duke University; B.A. University of Washington
Hillary Eklund completed her B.A. at the University of Washington (Comparative Literature; Comparative History of Ideas) and her Ph.D. in English at Duke University. Her scholarly interests include English Renaissance literature in a transatlantic context, and colonial American literature in English and Spanish. She is also interested in critical approaches to food, ecology, and the history of the book. Her book project, Elegant Sufficiencies: Literature and Moral Economy in the Early Modern Atlantic, traces changing attitudes toward economic sufficiency in the period. Specifically, she is focusing on how concepts of what it meant to have “enough” expanded alongside the increasingly complex material networks of early Atlantic colonization. In the English department, Hillary teaches courses on Shakespeare, Renaissance literature, and writing. She is also involved in the First Year Experience program, Medieval Studies, and Latin American and Caribbean Studies.