Sonya Freeman Loftis, PH.D.

Morehouse College

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

Dr. Sonya Freeman Loftis is a professor of English and chair of the English Department at Morehouse College, where she has taught at Morehouse for eleven years. 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 Survey, the 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.

Dr. Loftis earned a Bachelor of Ars from the University of North Georgia and a Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Georgia.



Office Location
Brawley Hall 103H


Office Hours


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