Keri Sanburn Behre, Ph.D.

Keri BehreFixed-Term Faculty

Stratford Hall 303 |

B.A. 2000 Wichita State University
M.A. 2003 Florida State University
Ph.D. 2011 University of Kansas



Fields: Composition; Service Learning; Public Humanities; Online Learning; Women's Manuscripts; Shakespeare; Early Modern Drama; History of Food and Medicine in Literature; Scientific Processes in Literature. 




  • “Shakespeare’s Sister, Paleography, and the Baumfylde Manuscript” (presented at Shakespeare Association of America, Los Angeles, CA; 30 March 2018).
  • “Technology as Text: Preventing Tech Burnout for Online Students” (presented at Conference on College Composition and Communication, Portland, OR; 17 March 2017). 
  • “Crossing Corporeal Borders: Dietary Purification and Consent in A Woman Killed with Kindness" (presented at Pacific Northwest Renaissance Society Conference, Portland, OR; 20 October 2017). 

PUBLIC HUMANITIES                  

  • Lecture: “400 Years in Shakespeare’s Kitchen.” Lake Oswego Public Library Shakespeare Festival, Lake Oswego, OR. 23 April 2016.
  • Lecture: “Food Craving and Identity in The Tragedy of Dr. Faustus, Measure for Measure, The Duchess of Malfi, and The Magnetic Lady.” Mary’s Woods, Marylhurst, OR. 13 May 2014.
  • Art Installation Presentation: “Understanding Shakespeare’s Apples.” When Nothing Else Subsists, Smell and Taste Remain, Marylhurst University, Marylhurst, OR. 25 October 2012.
  • Lecture: “Shakespeare’s Food: A Rich and Relevant History.Lawrence Public Library, Lawrence, KS. 12 April 2010.
  • Material Collaboration: “Sugar Cakes.” With Wheatfields Bakery, Lawrence, KS. April 2010.