Evan Strouss

PhD Candidate
German, Italian, French, Latin
Academic Area: 
Renaissance & Early Modern Studies; Sound Studies; 18th Century Studies; Lyric Poetry; Theater

Research Areas


Evan Strouss came to Berkeley in the fall of 2018 after receiving his BA in German Studies and Comparative Literature from Brown University, and his MA in Comparative Literature from Dartmouth College. Evan’s research interests are centered predominantly in the German and Italian lyric traditions of the 16th century through the Enlightenment, particularly as they relate to emergent conceptions of identity – political and theological. More recently, he has grown interested in studying these traditions in conjunction with early modern developments in song and stage, interrogating how these changes resonate with ever-shifting theories of voice.