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Katy Reedy

 Katy Reedy is a Lecturer in English at Lake Forest College.

Lecturer in English


Shakespeare; Renaissance drama and poetry; sixteenth- and seventeenth-century religious history; early modern medical practices and epidemic disease; revenge narratives. 


PhD, Harvard University, English
MA, Harvard University, English
BA, Bates College, Biological Psychology

Courses Taught

Literature and Medicine (ENG 221)


“Shut In.”  Flash Fiction.  decomP magazinE.  Forthcoming. Online.

“You Are What You Eat.”  Fiction.  Crack the Spine (24 May 2017).  Online.

Contributor for Huffington Post (2015 – present).  Online. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/author/katyree-366 

Co-author of “Activation of raphe efferents to the medial prefrontal cortex by CRF; correlation with anxiety-like behavior.”  (2008).  Biological Psychology.  63(9): 832-9. 

Awards and Honors

John and Elizabeth Armstrong Dissertation Fellowship, Harvard University (2013-2014)

Winthrop Sargeant Prize Term-Time Fellowship, Harvard University (2012)

Certificate of Distinction in Teaching, Harvard University (Spring 2011, Fall 2011)

Talks and Posters

Stamped Images: The Imagination and the Plague in Shakespeare’s Theater” (forthcoming) 
Robert B. Glassman Symposium, Lake Forest College, November 2017