David Baker

David Baker


dwbaker [at] newark.rutgers.edu



Office Location

360 Dr. Martin L. King Blvd
Hill Hall 522
Newark, New Jersey 07102

Office Hours

Tuesday and Thursday 3:00-4:00 pm & By Appointment



Research Initiatives

Renaissancce Humanism




Columbia PhD 1994

Bennington College BA 1986


"Unplugged: Adventures in Technophobia" (2011-)  for NJ.COM. "Unplugged" won first and second prize in the " column" category in the 2012 contest sponsored by the Garden State Journalists Association.

"Dealt with at his Own Weapon: Anti-Antiquarianism in Milton's Prelacy Tracts" in "Studies in Philology" (2009). This article was awarded the Louis Round Wilson prize from the editors of "Studies in Philology."

"The Historical Faith of William Tyndale: Non-Salvific Reading of
Scripture at the outset of the English Reformation" in "Renaissance
" (2009). This article was awarded the Harold J. Grimm Prize from the Sixteenth-Century Society.

"Jacobean Historiography and the Election of Richard III" in "The
Huntington Library Quarterly" (2007)

“Ruin and Utopia in Moreana” (2003)

“Ruin and Utopia in English Literary Renaissance” (2001)

“Master of the Moments: Memory and Erasor in Jonson’s Bartholomew Fair
“Divulging Utopia: Radical Humanism in Sixteenth Century England” (Amherst, 1999)