Originally from Memphis, Tennessee, Dr. Laskowski teaches Shakespeare, Women on Stage, British literature survey courses, first-year Composition, and Advanced Grammar. Dr. Laskowski’s research interests include court masque and early modern theatrical practice and aesthetics. Her favorite Raleigh restaurant is Salt & Lime, and her hobbies include spending time with her family, gardening, cooking, and yoga.
“I love the personal relationships I develop with my students.”
- BA English, Sewanee
- MA English, University of Alabama
- Ph.D. English, UNC-Chapel Hill
Activities & Honors
- McCormick Distinguished Teaching Award, 2014
- Dramaturg for William Peace Theatre
- Phi Beta Kappa
- Omicron Delta Kappa
Research & Publications
- “Royal Masque, Remarkable Paradox: The Theater of Apollo (Royal 18 A LXX).” The 22st Biennial New College Conference on Medieval and Renaissance Studies, New College of Florida (March 2022).
- “‘A Brief and Puzzling Performance’: What One Theatrical Moment at a 2016 Campaign Rally Can Tell Us About Early Modern Masques.” The 21st Biennial New College Conference on Medieval and Renaissance Studies, New College of Florida (March 2018).
- “‘Exceeding rare & full of variety’: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Seventeenth-Century Masque.” The 17th Biennial New College Conference on Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 2010.
- “Masquing Before the World: Using Spectacle to Construct an International Identity from the Seventeenth Century to the Twenty-First.” The 2008 Annual Meeting of the Southern Comparative Literature Association, 2008.
- “Transforming the ‘Corporal Rinde’: The Songs of Milton’s A Mask Presented at Ludlow Castle.” Published in The Uncircumscribed Mind: Reading Milton Deeply. Edited by Charles W. Durham and Kristin A. Pruitt. Susquehanna University Press, 2007.
- Dissertation: Performance, Politics, and Religion: Reconstructing Seventeenth-Century Masque, UNC Chapel Hill, 2006.