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Sabrina Alcorn Baron

Assistant Research Professor
2138 Francis Scott Key Hall
College Park, MD 20742
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Sabrina Alcorn Baron holds the PhD in in Early Modern British History from the University of Chicago and has published on censorship, book collectors, the book trade, and news writing, as well as the history of reading, the material culture of the book and the culture of publication in seventeenth-century England. Baron co-edited (with Brendan Dooley) The Politics of Information in Early Modern Europe (2001). Also in 2001 she was guest curator for the Folger Shakespeare Library Exhibition, The Reader Revealed, and compiled and edited the exhibition catalog of the same name.  In 2007 she co-edited a book with Eleanor F. Sherlin and Eric N. Lindquist, Agent of Change: Print Culture Studies after Elizabeth L. Eisenstein..  She has published influential essays in other collections, as well as thirteen biographies in the online Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (2004); and was an editor/researcher/author for The History of Parliament: The House of Commons 1603-1629 (2011).

Baron was a Fulbright scholar in 1997-8 and has been awarded other fellowships, most recently at the Folger Shakespeare Library. She is a co-founder and co-director of the Washington Area Group for Print Culture Studies at the Library of Congress.  She has also studied at The Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham, UK; the Folger Shakespeare Library; the National Foreign Affairs Training Center; the Institute for Historical Research, London, UK; and Hanover College.