Associate Professor and Director
of the Kinney Center for Interdiciplinary Studies
Marjorie Rubright received his PhD in English from the University of Michigan. She joined the English Department faculty at the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2017. Prior to her arrival, she was Associate Professor of English a tthe University of Toronto. Marjorie's areas of research and teaching specialization include: early modern English literature and culture, early modern race and ethinicity studies, feminist criticism, renaissance lexical culture, and critical approaches to the study of the gloral renaissance.

BA, History, Bard College; MA, Library Science (Archives and Records Management), Simmons College.
Responsible for maintaining the library, archiving scholarly papers, developing digital collections, assisting patrons with research, and answering reference questions.

Office Manager/Acting Program Director
Responsible for working with the Director, and Librarian, for the coordination events, concerts, the Annual Renaissance Festival and liason to Hampshire Shakespeare well as the Facilities component of Building Coordinator with a close relationship with UMass F&CS, Grounds Departments and Historical Gardens Consultant and Student Garden Manager to maintain the Renaissance Center’s beautiful Dakin Carriage House, the Dakin Barn and the surrounding ground

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