Anna Wilson

Anna Wilson

Assistant Professor of English
Associate Director of Undergraduate Studies

Education: B.A., Cambridge University (2007)
Ph.D., University of Toronto (2015)

Interests: Medieval English literature and literary culture; Latin literature; medieval Christian visionary writing; letters and epistolarity; women’s writing; fanfiction and fan communities; queer theory; gender and sexuality studies; periodization and temporality; race in medieval Europe; medieval travel literature.

Selected Works: "Petrarch’s Queer History." Speculum 95, no. 3 (2020): 716-41; Reading with Love: The Role of Affect in Fan Fiction” Transformative Works and Cultures 21 (2016), online only; “Similia similibus: Time and Analogy in Thomas of Monmouth’s Life and Miracles of St. William of Norwich” Exemplaria 28.1 (2016), 46-71.


I am delighted to mentor all Harvard students. As a queer woman, I am particularly happy to support students who identify as BLGTQ+. 
I am additionally happy to meet with any English graduate students to discuss post-PhD careers, within or outside of academia.

Contact Information

Office: Barker 266
Wednesdays 2-4pm. To reserve a meeting: