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Sajed Chowdhury


Dr. S.A. Chowdhury
+31 71 527 2727

Dr Sajed Chowdhury is Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Researcher at the Centre for the Arts in Society.

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Description of my research

My primary field of research is Renaissance literature, specializing in early modern women’s writing, manuscript cultures and the history of science. I have published in these areas in the journals, ‘Textual Cultures’, ‘Women’s Writing’, ‘The Seventeenth Century’ and ‘Early Modern Women: An Interdisciplinary Journal’.

I am currently completing two monographs: ‘Women Writers and Alchemy in Early Modern Britain’; and ‘The Reception and Circulation of Women’s Writing in Early Modern Manuscript Miscellanies, 15501700’ (the latter of which is co-authored with Marie-Louise Coolahan and Erin McCarthy).

Prior to joining LUCAS, I was European Research Council Postdoctoral Researcher (2014-18) for ‘RECIRC: The Reception and Circulation of Early Modern Women’s Writing, 1550-1700’ (https://recirc.nuigalway.ie/) and Modern Humanities Research Association Fellow (2013-14) for the ‘Catalogue of English Literary Manuscripts 1450-1700' (https://www.celm-ms.org.uk/).

Grants and awards

2019 – 2021: Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship (€175,572.48).
2009 – 2012: Arts and Humanities Research Council Doctoral Award (£50,000).
2006 – 2007: Arts and Humanities Research Council Postgraduate Award (£12,000).
2000: University of St Andrews Lawson Memorial Prize.
2000: Winner of the Cromwell Association Essay Prize.
1999: Medal in First Year English at the University of St Andrews.

MA (St Andrews), MA, DPhil (Sussex)


  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Centre for the Arts in Society
  • Moderne Engelstalige letterkunde

Work address

Arsenaalstraat 1
2311 CT Leiden
Room number B.024


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