Kristin Bundesen

Program Director
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School of Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Studies
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Kristin Bundesen earned her doctorate at the School of History, University of Nottingham, UK. Her first degree was in Drama and Dance from Bard College. At Walden University, she serves as Senior Core Faculty in the Humanities and has been honored with nomination for the Center for Faculty Excellence Award for teaching and service to the university. She has taught at the University of Nottingham, Western Connecticut State University, Santa Fe University of Art & Design, Walden University and Alcorn State University. She served as the founding Executive Director of the Southwest Mississippi Center for Culture & Learning at Alcorn State University, the oldest land-grant HBCU in the nation. She maintains an active research agenda both presenting and publishing for the academic and lay audience on the topics of popular culture, sixteenth-century European history, gender, social, and political history. She served as a scholar of record for the First Folio! The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare Exhibition at the New Mexico Museum of Art supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities, The Folger Shakespeare Library and the American Library Association. She was a founding board member of the International Shakespeare Center Santa Fe.

Courses Taught

HMNT 1001 - Living and Learning in a Technological World

HMNT 3001 - Modern Popular Culture

ENGL 1010 - Writing with Confidence and Purpose

PHIL 2001 - Ethics

HMNT 1010 - Humanities Through the Arts

RELG 2001 - World Religions


PhD, University of Nottingham

MA, Western Connecticut State University

BA, Bard College

Public Service

National Institutes for Historically-Underserved Students, Other - Parkersburg

International Conference on Information and Education Technology, Committee Member -

International Shakespeare Center, Board of Directors - Santa Fe

New Mexico Museum of Art, Other - Santa Fe

Awards / Honors

Faculty Excellence Award, Walden University, 2015


Bundesen, K., Lawson, J. (2018). Dudley Knollys: Elizabethan Gender Identification. Notes & Queries

Bundesen, K. (2009). Lousy with cousins: Elizabeth I’s family at court.

Bundesen, K. (2016). A Biographical Encyclopedia of Early Modern Englishwomen: Exemplary Lives and Memorable Acts, 1500-1650, Ten essays on ten different women.


Bundesen, K. (2015). 'Take your shirt off; I want to look at you': Is Outlander dazzling us with a shifting gaze?. Southwest Popular Culture Conference

Bundesen, K. (2016). What is the First Folio anyway, and why should we care?. New Mexico Museum of Art

Bundesen, K. (2011). “Elizabethan ladies-in-waiting and the Privy Council; meddling women or political participants?” . North American Conference on British Studies

Bundesen, K. (2014). “Ladies-in-waiting, Ladies-at-work: Elite Elizabethan female professions”. Sixteenth Century Conference

Bundesen, K. (2009). Elite Elizabethan female identity. Social History Society Annual Conference

Bundesen, K. (2018). Elizabeth I: Courts, Conspiracies, and Careys. Renesan Education Institute

Bundesen, K. (2017). Elizabeth's two acting companies: Theatre as family business. Renesan Education Institute

Bundesen, K. (2018). From Archives to Narrative: The Need for non-royal 16th century biography. Sixteenth Century Conference

Bundesen, K. (2019). The Marvelous Mistress Margaret, Countess of Lennox: The most important Tudor you don’t know about.. Renesan Institute for Lifelong Learning

Bundesen, K. (2013). Hero or fraud: The Shakespeare authorship question and what it says about literature, the grassy knoll, and us. Mid-west Popular Culture Conference

Bundesen, K. (2009). Elite Elizabethan female identity. Social History Society Annual Conference

Bundesen, K. (2008). The Royal faction: Elizabeth I’s family as an instrument of royal will. Northeast Conference of British Studies