Karen Clausen-Brown, Assistant Professor of English, received her Ph.D. and M.A. in English from the University of Notre Dame. She specializes in English Renaissance literature and interactions between religion and literature. Her dissertation, "Remembering the Sabbath: Law, Labor, and Liberty in Milton and His Contemporaries," explores how early modern debates about Hebrew Sabbath law shaped understandings of labor and rest in the period. She is currently revising her dissertation for publication. For the English Department, Clausen-Brown teaches composition and courses on biblical, medieval, and Renaissance literature. For the Honors Program, she teaches a quarter of Western Thought.