Anna Ullmann

Anna Ullmann

Assistant Professor

    Bradley Hall 395
    (309) 677-2480


PhD, Early Modern English Literature and Culture, Loyola University Chicago
MA, English, Loyola University Chicago
BA, English and Sociology, Kalamazoo College


Anna Ullmann earned her PhD in early British literature with a concentration in Marxist literary theory from Loyola University Chicago in 2018. She taught for 6 years at Loyola before joining the Bradley faculty in 2019. She was the recipient of Loyola’s pre-doctoral teaching fellowship and trained dozens of new graduate students in pedagogical theory and practices. She worked closely with Loyola’s Tutoring Center and Center for Learning and Student Success to develop a class and activities for incoming under-represented freshmen to help them be successful in college. She also worked with the Chicago Shakespeare Theatre writing reviews for performances, art exhibits and installations, and original Shakespeare-inspired theatre productions as part of their 2016 400 Years of Shakespeare celebration. When she’s not reading or teaching, she enjoys cooking, gardening, and running. She lives in Peoria with her husband, daughter, and cat.


Dr. Ullmann teaches courses in early British literature, including British Literature to 1800, Shakespeare, and Medieval and Renaissance literature. She also teaches British Writers and literature courses, and English Composition.


Dr. Ullmann’s research focuses on early British drama, historiography, and class relations in the early modern period. She looks at the ways that classes and other political entities understand themselves through shared histories and narratives, how these narratives and/or groups evolve over time, and how literature, particularly drama, helped both reflect and make these narratives in Renaissance England. She has presented work at the Sixteenth Century Society Conference and the annual meeting of the Renaissance Society of America. Her article “Gentle Craft: Thomas Dekker’s The Shoemaker’s Holiday and the Historicization of Citizen Ideology” is currently under review at the Journal for Early Modern Cultural Studies.


Dr. Ullmann is a member of the English Education Committee and the Contractual Arrangements Committee of the University Senate.