Sarah Gray Lesley

Cohort Year: 2018
Research Interests: Early Modern/Renaissance Literature; Intellectual History; Skepticism; Early Modern Women's Writing


I received my BA in English and Music from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2018. My undergraduate thesis examined elements of Epicureanism, skepticism, and libertinism in the later works of Aphra Behn. I am particularly interested in the ways in which women writers interacted with and contributed to discussions of science, theological doubt, and free thinking throughout the Renaissance.