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Michaela Baca

Areas of Speciality
  • Early Modern Studies
  • Women Writers
  • Medieval Studies
  • LAAH 412
Professional Links


Ph.D., Texas A&M University, 2022
M.A., Texas A&M University, 2017
B.A., University of Denver, 2013


Michaela Baca (she/her) received her PhD from Texas A&M in 2022. She primarily teaches core writing courses–such as 104, 203, and 210–as well as literature. Her teaching has been recognized with four teaching awards. Her research focuses on medieval and early modern women’s writing and feminist approaches to book history and bibliography.

Research Interests

  • Digital Humanities
  • Early Modern Studies
  • History of the Book and Textual Studies
  • Medieval Studies

Honors and Awards

  • U.S. Senator Phil Gramm Doctoral Fellowship (2020)
  • Associate of Former Students Distinguished Graduate Student Award for Teaching (2020)
  • Fasken Graduate Student Teaching Award  (2020)
  • Staley Creswell Award for Excellence in Teaching (2020)
  • Graduate Research Fellow, Melbern G. Glasscock Center for Humanities Research  (2019)
  • Kelsey Fellow, Cushing Memorial Library and Archive  (2018)


  • “Negotiating Queenship: Ritual Practice, Material Evidence and Mary I’s Narrative of Authority.” In Mary I in Writing: Letters, Literature, and Representation. Edited by Valerie Schutte and Jessica Hower, 41-62. Palgrave Macmillan, 2022.
  • “Bad Kids: Incestuous Fantasy and Phenomenon in A Song of Ice and Fire,” Essays in Medieval Studies, vol. 32, 2018, 83-88.

Other Publications