Emily F. Winerock is an independent historian
specializing in the history of dance in sixteenth- and
seventeenth-century England and Europe. She is based
in Pittsburgh, PA, and was a Visiting Assistant
Professor of History at the University of Pittsburgh
from 2014-2017. Previously, she taught in the Western
Heritage Program at Carthage College in Kenosha, WI. She is a
graduate of the doctoral program in history at the
University of Toronto, holds a M.A. in Early Modern
History from the University of Sussex, and received
her B.A. in English from Princeton University.
scholar-practitioner, Dr. Winerock choreographs for
theatre and dance productions and has taught
Renaissance dance workshops in the United States,
Canada, and the United Kingdom. She is the convener of
the Early Dance Working Group for the Dance Studies
Association and the moderator of the Dance Historians Network on
LinkedIn. Along with with
Linda McJannet and Amy Rodgers, she is a
co-founder and co-director of the Shakespeare and Dance Project.
Winerock is married to computational chemist Dr. Chris
Wilmer, an Assistant
Professor of Chemical Engineering at the
University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Wilmer is a co-founder
of the start-up companies NuMat Technologies and AerOnics. He is also a founding
editor of the cryptocurrency journal Ledger and the author of Bitcoin for the Befuddled. Dr.
Winerock's line of science-themed ties based on Dr.
Wilmer's research are available at the Zazzle
"Reformation and Revelry: The Politics
and Practices of Dancing in Early Modern
England, c.1550-c.1640" (pdf, 7073KB)
Updated May 2018
Google Scholar, and LinkedIn.