Christopher Warren


I specialize in Renaissance literature as it relates to questions of politics, law, international political thought, and intellectual history.

My current book project investigates Renaissance literature’s complex and often-neglected contributions to the history of international law by reading Renaissance poets including Shakespeare, Donne, Grotius, and Milton in the dual contexts of literary history and the sixteenth- and seventeenth-century formation of international law.

With Daniel Shore (Georgetown University), Mike Finegold (Carnegie Mellon) and Cosma Shalizi (Carnegie Mellon), I am co-PI of a project called "Six Degrees of Francis Bacon: Reassembling the Early Modern Social Network," which was recently awarded a Faculty Research Grant from Google.

I teach various courses in Renaissance Studies for the English BA, for the M.A. and Ph.D. programs in Literary and Cultural Studies, and for the interdisciplinary Global Studies major. I am also involved in the Pittsburgh Medieval and Renaissance Studies Consortium (PCMRS).