John L. Loeb Associate Professor of the Humanities
Leah Whittington is John L. Loeb Associate Professor of the Humanities in the Department of English. She joined the faculty at Harvard in fall 2012, following a year as a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at the Columbia Society of Fellows in the Humanities. Her research centers on early modern English Literature, the survival and reception of classical antiquity, England's interactions with the continental Renaissance, and the poetry of John Milton. After receiving her B.A. from Harvard in Classics and English (2002), she earned a Ph.D. from Princeton in Comparative Literature (2011), while also studying as a Visiting Postgraduate in English at Merton College, Oxford (2009-2010). Since 2012, she has been Associate Editor of the I Tatti Renaissance Library.