Dr. Niamh J. O'Leary
- Assistant Professor, English
- Assistant Professor, English Graduate Program
First Year at Xavier University:
- B.A. (University of Connecticut)
- M.A., Ph.D (The Pennsylvania State University)
Shakespeare, English Renaissance Drama, Early Modern Literature
Born and raised in Connecticut, Niamh J. O’Leary received her BA from the University of Connecticut and her MA and PhD from Penn State University. At Xavier, she teaches lower-division Rhetoric and upper-division and graduate Shakespeare courses and is involved in the summer program in London. Other teaching interests include Renaissance revenge tragedy, the graphic novel, and Milton. She also enjoys leading the English Club along with Dr. Kristine Johnson. Dr. O’Leary’s current research focuses on representations of communities of women in Renaissance drama, particularly addressing issues of marriage and maternity. She is also interested in Shakespeare in popular culture and on film. Her article on Chinese film adaptations of Hamlet is forthcoming in the Upstart Crow.