Meet Our Dean

Graham Hammill.

Graham Hammill moved to UB from the University of Notre Dame in 2008 and became vice provost for graduate education and dean of the Graduate School in August 2015. In October 2017, he was appointed vice provost for academic affairs. In that capacity, he is the primary executive officer of the Graduate School and is responsible for providing dynamic academic leadership and a vision for undergraduate, graduate and professional education to advance the University at Buffalo as a premier public research university. 

Before becoming dean of the Graduate School, Hammill was chair of the English department at UB. A Duke PhD, his primary areas of research are in early modern English literature, political thought and the history of sexuality. His articles have appeared in numerous journals, including SAQ, ELH, Spenser Studies, Shakespeare Quarterly and Renaissance Drama. He is the author of Sexuality and Form: Caravaggio, Marlowe and Bacon (2000) and The Mosaic Constitution: Political Theology and Imagination from Machiavelli to Milton (2012), both published by Chicago University Press. He is the editor of several collections of essays, including most recently Political Theology and Early Modernity, co-edited with Julia Reinhard Lupton.

Hammill has served as president of the International Spenser Society, chair of the MLA Executive Committee for the Division on Renaissance Literature and chair of the MLA Executive Committee for the Division on Psychological Approaches to Literature. He is on the editorial board of Postmodern Culture and The Spenser Review and served on the editorial board of Shakespeare Quarterly. He is the recipient of many awards and grants throughout his academic career, including being named a UB Humanities Institute Research Fellow (2012-13), an award from the SUNY Conversations in the Discipline (2010) and a Kaneb Teaching Award from the University of Notre Dame (2006).

Graham L. Hammill
Vice Provost for Academic Affairs
Dean of the Graduate School
Professor of English
Phone: 716-645-2939
Fax: 716-645-6142