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Dr. Peter Parolin

IAC Member

Dr. Peter Parolin

Dean of the Honors College and Associate Professor of English
Guthrie House - Room 201
(307) 766-4110 |


IAC Standing Committee:

Student and Scholar Mobility Committee


Dr. Peter Parolin became Dean of the College of Honors in 2019; he is also Associate Professor and past Department Head of English.  He earned his BA from the University of British Columbia, and his MA and Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania.  He is the co-editor (with Pamela Allen Brown) of Women Players in England, 1500-1660: Beyond the All-Male Stage (Ashgate, 2005), as well as many articles on Shakespeare and performance history.  He has also received multiple teaching awards, including the Beatrice Gallatin Beuf Golden Apple Award for Teaching Excellence in Freshman Level Courses and seven Arts and Sciences Top Ten Teacher Awards.  For English, his classes range from Introduction to English Studies through Shakespeare to Performing War.  For Honors, he teaches First-Year Colloquium and Shakespeare in England and Italy.

Dr. Parolin's areas of research include English Renaissance literature, especially Shakespeare, women and performance in the early modern world, and the scholarship of food, with special reference to early modern receipt books (recipe books).

Beyond UW, Dr. Parolin lectures for a summer seminar series at the Stratford Festival of Canada.  In his extra-curricular life, he acts for UW Theatre and Dance and the local company, Relative Theatrics.  His favorite roles include Rothko in Red, Danforth in The Crucible, Holofernes in Love's Labours Lost, Botvinnik in A Walk in the Woods, Papa/Sims in The Nether, and David in I'm Gonna Pray for You So Hard.  He also sits on the board of Laramie Reproductive Health.


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