Jennifer Munroe is Associate Professor of English at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She is co-author of Shakespeare and Ecofeminist Theory (Arden, 2017), author of Gender and the Garden in Early Modern English Literature (Ashgate, 2008), and editor of Making Gardens of Their Own: Gardening Manuals For Women, 1550-1750 (Ashgate, 2007). Munroe is also co-editor with Rebecca Laroche of Ecofeminist Approaches to Early Modernity (Palgrave, 2011); and with Lynne Bruckner and Edward J. Geisweidt of Ecological Approaches to Early Modern Texts: A Field Guide to Reading and Teaching (Forthcoming. Ashgate, 2015). She has published articles in Shakespeare Studies, Tulsa Studies for Women’s Literature, Prose Studies, Early Modern Studies Journal, Renaissance Studies, and Pedagogy. She is at work on another monograph, Mothers of Science: Women, Nature, and Writing in the Seventeenth Century in England, an ecofeminist literary history of science that examines the relationship between women’s everyday practices, nature, and writing in seventeenth-century England.
In addition, Jen is a founding member and Steering Committee member for EMROC (Early Modern Recipes Online Collective), a group that is developing a public-access database of transcribed manuscript recipe materials from the early modern period. She also blogs about recipes and sustainability for EMROC, Shakespeare’s World (a crowdsourcing resource that partners the Folger Shakespeare Library with Zooniverse), and The Recipes Project (an international, award-nominated blog series). Munroe’s work with these groups stems from her interest in making women’s manuscript recipes (and the way women’s everyday practices with plants in particular are instructive about their relationship with the nonhuman natural world) available to a wider public as well as from her commitment to collaborative research. Webpage