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Miss Elizabeth Hoyt

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Biography

Elizabeth received her BA in Education from St. Mary’s College, KS, in 2012 before continuing on to complete an MA in British and American Literature at Kansas State University. She arrived in Durham in 2015 to pursue a PhD in Shakespeare studies under the supervision of Dr. Patrick Gray. Her dissertation considers how the changing religious, social, and political environments of Reformation England influenced the way people engaged in interpersonal relationships, specifically with regards to forgiveness. Her research focuses on how Shakespeare’s response to these changes is significantly different from that of his contemporaries.

Before coming to Durham, Elizabeth gained experience in teaching. She has taught undergraduate courses on informational writing and audience-based argumentation, and she is currently a tutor for the undergraduate module Classical and Biblical Backgrounds to English Literature. In addition to teaching, Elizabeth has experience as a tutor, helping non-native English speakers and non-English degree students write high quality essays.

At Durham, Elizabeth is highly involved in student support and representation. She is president of St. Chad’s College Middle Common Room, and has served as a Junior DSU representative.

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