Mary Nyquist, Ph. D
Professor, Department of English; the Women and Gender Studies Institute; the Literary Studies Program
Office Phone: 416-494-0354
Office Location: Jackman Humanities Building Room 831
Office Hours and/or Leave Status: Tuesdays 3:00 – 4:00


B.A. (University of Minnesota)
M.A. (University of Toronto)
Ph.D (University of Toronto)


Professor Mary Nyquist is a Professor in the Department of English, the Women and Gender Studies Institute, and the Literary Studies Program in the University of Toronto. She has also served as Director of the Women and Gender Studies Institute. Her teaching and research interests include the issues of colonialism, gender, racialization, and republicanism in early modern English literature; literature of revolution; post-colonial literature and critical race theory; women writers; feminist theory; and modern and contemporary poetry. In addition to teaching, Professor Nyquist has authored and edited several publications in her field, including essays on John Milton, Thomas Hobbes, and John Locke, and she has numerous works in progress. Furthermore, she is a published poet, which works featured in several Canadian journals. Professor Nyquist is also actively engaged in anti-racism and decolonization activities, and has organized psycho-education workshops for survivors of childhood abuse.


Selected Publications

Slavery, Resistance and Nation in Milton and Locke, "Early Modern Nationalism and Milton's England," ed. David Loewenstein and Paul Stevens (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2008): 356-397

Nyquist, Mary (2005). "Without the Law," Gendered Intersections: An Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies, ed. Lesley Briggs and Pamela Downe (Firewood Publishing): 227

Violence Against Women: New Canadian Perspectives, eds. M. J. McKenna, Katherine M. & June Larkin (Toronto: Inanna Publications and Education Inc., 2002), 273-76)