Access to the College Green area of campus will be restricted until further notice. Current students, faculty, and staff with a valid Penn card, as well as Alumni Weekend attendees with name badges, may enter and exit Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center through the Rosengarten Undergraduate Study Center on the ground floor, and may enter and exit the Fisher Fine Arts Library through the 34th Street entrance to Meyerson Hall. See our Service Alerts for details.

Alicia supports students and scholars in their research, working closely with the Kislak curators, bibliographers, reading room staff, and faculty to teach and interpret special collections.

Before coming to Penn Libraries, Alicia was the Dean’s Postdoctoral Fellow in Teaching Excellence at Penn, working with the Department of English and the Program in Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies (GSWS). She has held fellowships at many research libraries and is currently a Research Fellow at the Folger Shakespeare Library.

Alicia holds a Ph.D. in English with a Graduate Certificate in GSWS from Penn, and a BA and MA from the University of Nebraska. Her dissertation focuses on representations of marginalized women and the law in early modern England and its colonies, focusing on Bridewell Hospital. Her academic work centers the history of gender, feminism and queer theory, legal and political history, and early modern literature and material culture.

Alicia Meyer
Areas of Expertise
  • Rare books & printed materials