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Dr. Emily F. Winerock is a Visiting Assistant Professor of History at the University of Pittsburgh. She teaches courses in Renaissance, early modern, and dance history. Previously, she taught in the Western Heritage Program at Carthage College in Kenosha, WI.

She is also a co-director with Linda McJannet and Amy Rodgers of The Shakespeare and Dance Project.

Emily is a graduate of the doctoral program in history at the University of Toronto. She studies the social, cultural, and religious politics of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century England and Europe, with a special focus on the historical context of dancing. Emily's Ph.D. from Toronto in Canada is her third degree from her third country, since her M.A. in Early Modern History is from the University of Sussex in England and her B.A. is in English from Princeton University in the United States.

Emily is married to computational chemist Christopher Wilmer, an Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh and one of the founders of the green-tech company, NuMat Technologies. They have one son. Emily's line of science-themed ties based on Chris' research is available at her Zazzle storefront: Winerocks.


Reformation and Revelry: The Politics and Practices of Dancing in Early Modern England, c.1550-c.1640" (pdf, 7073KB)

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Updated 8 March 2017