Stacy S. Klein is an associate professor of English at Rutgers University, where she teaches courses on early English literature, poetry, gender, and sexuality. She is the author of Ruling Women: Queenship and Gender in Anglo-Saxon Literature (University of Notre Dame Press, 2006), and is currently completing a monograph entitled The Militancy of Gender and the Making of Sexual Difference in Early English Literature, ca. 700-1100 AD. Klein has published numerous articles on Old English language and literature, gender and the history of sexuality, premodern disability, birds, environmental humanism, and aesthetics. Her newest book project investigates childhood and human development in early English literature; its working title is Beyond Biology: Forms of Parenting from Beowulf to Modern Family. At the 2023-24 CCA seminar, Klein will develop her research on gendered voices in anonymous Old English poetry.