Sonya Freeman Loftis, PH.D.

Morehouse College

Humanities, Social Sciences, Media, and Arts Division Faculty
  • Professor, English

Sonya Freeman Loftis is the M. Mitchell Chair of English and has taught at Morehouse since 2010. She specializes in early modern literature and disability studies. Loftis is the author of Shakespeare and Disability Studies (Oxford University Press, 2021), Imagining Autism (Indiana University Press, 2015), and Shakespeare’s Surrogates (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013), as well as the co-editor of Shakespeare’s Hamlet in an Era of Textual Exhaustion (Routledge, 2017). Her work on drama and disability has appeared in journals and collections such as Shakespeare Surveythe Disability Studies Reader, Disability Studies Quarterly, and Shakespeare Bulletin. She teaches courses such as Shakespeare, Milton, and the College’s First-Year Experience course on Disability and Race.



Office Location
Brawley Hall 103H


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Publications & Presentations

Shakespeare and Disability Studies

By Sonya Freeman Loftis | 2021, Oxford University Press

Imagining Autism: Fiction and Stereotypes on the Spectrum

By Sonya Freeman Loftis| 20159, Indiana University Press

Shakespeare's Surrogates: Rewriting Renaissance Drama

By Sonya Freeman Loftis | 2013, Palgrave Macmillan