Thomas A. King is associate professor of English at Brandeis University, where he teaches early modern and eighteenth-century studies, gender and queer studies, and performance studies. Prior to his teaching career, King worked as an A.E.A. stage manager in Chicago. He is the author of volume one of The Gendering of Men, 1600-1750: Volume 1, The English Phallus, also published by the University of Wisconsin Press.