Gavin Schwartz-Leeper is a transdisciplinary researcher and higher education specialist with interests in aspects of representation and perception from the sixteenth century to the modern day. He has a strong interest in social justice, especially as pursued through values-led governance in higher education.
Gavin has published and taught on a range of topics, including Renaissance politics, religion, and literature; historiography and genre; and liberal education pedagogies. Gavin has held fellowships at the University of Sheffield’s Centre for Early Modern Studies, the University of Warwick’s Centre for the Study of the Renaissance, Institute for Advanced Teaching and Learning, and Humanities Research Centre, the Warwick International Higher Education Academy, the Newberry Library, Johns Hopkins University, and from the European Colleges of Liberal Arts and Sciences (ECOLAS). He is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Gavin’s first book (From Princes to Pages: The Literary Lives of Cardinal Wolsey, Tudor England’s ‘Other King’) was published in 2016 by Brill. He is currently working on his second monograph, The Art of Richard Grafton: The Cultural Networks of a Mid-Tudor Printer (under contract to Brill).