Laura did a BA (2008) and MPhil (2009) at Corpus Christi College Cambridge, before completing a PhD in Shakespeare Studies at Birkbeck, University of London (2015). She has previously taught at Birkbeck, Bath Spa, Royal Holloway, and St Anne’s College, Oxford. She is a fellow of the HEA.


Laura’s research focuses on neurodivergence and early modern literature. Her second book, Shakespeare and Neurodiversity, a guide to teaching Shakespeare in an inclusive way is forthcoming from Cambridge University Press. She is currently working on a new book project called Early Modern Neurodiversity: a Europe-wide study of neurodivergence in literary texts, and neurodivergent ways of reading these texts. Her research has recently been supported by the British Academy and Oxford University John Fell Fund. With Professor Siân Grønlie she founded and currently co-leads the project Neurodiversity at Oxford (


For a full list of publications, see Dr Laura Seymour | Faculty of English (