Kristin Bundesen earned her doctorate at the University of Nottingham, UK. Her first degree was in Drama and Dance from Bard College. She maintains an active research agenda both presenting and publishing for the academic and lay audience. She serves as Associate Dean for the School of Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Studies at Walden University and has been honored with the Center for Faculty Excellence Award. She spent a year as the founding Executive Director of the Southwest Mississippi Center for Culture & Learning at Alcorn State University, the oldest land-grant HBCU in the nation, establishing a new unit on campus.
She served as a scholar of record for the First Folio! The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare Exhibition at the New Mexico Museum of Art supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities, The Folger Shakespeare Library, and the American Library Association. She was a founding board member of the International Shakespeare Center, Santa Fe and is way behind on two books. Although she managed to contribute 10 articles to A Biographical Encyclopedia of Early Modern Englishwomen: Exemplary Lives and Memorable Acts, 1500-1650 (Routledge).
Recent public lectures include "Elizabeth I: Lessons in government for today's leaders", "Courts, Conspiracies, and Careys", and "What Shakespeare got wrong: How to take perfectly good history and turn it into absolute fiction". Recent academic presentations include "Painting the 16th century: Dunnett's use of color in the The Lymond Chronicles" at the Northeast Modern Language Association Conference, "From Archives to Narrative: The Need for non-royal 16th century biography" at the Sixteenth Century Conference and "'Take your shirt off, I want to look at you': Is Outlander dazzling us with a shifting gaze?" at the Southwest Popular Culture Conference.
Dudley Knollys: Elizabethan gender Identification published in Notes & Queries, Oxford University Press, proposes that the infant Dudley Knollys, represented on the Knollys family effigy in St. Nicholas Church, Rotherfield Greys, Oxfordshire was a girl, not a boy and confirms that Sir Francis and Katherine Carey Knollys had 14 children, not 16 as listed on Katherine's memorial plaque in Westminster Abbey.