Karma Lochrie


Titled Professor (2017)
Provost Professor
Indiana University Bloomington
College of Arts and Sciences
Department of English


Karma Lochrie completed her undergraduate and graduate degrees in 1979 and 1981 at Princeton University. She is a professor of medieval literature with an interest in gender and sexuality studies. Her current work focuses on theorizing and historicizing utopianism for the Middle Ages, in terms of a range of medieval discourses, including the philosophical tradition of cosmopolitanism, the dream-vision trajectory extending from the Dream of Scipio and Macrobius, travel literature, and medieval geographical and cartographic traditions.

Lochrie co-edited a 2006 volume of the Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies devoted to a reconsideration of the study of utopianism in medieval and Renaissance studies. In addition to her work in the Department of English, Lochrie teaches courses in queer theory, and gender studies.