Lynne Greenberg earned her Ph.D. from the City University of New York Graduate Center in 1991. Her work primarily explores questions of material culture, law, politics and gender in British early modern literature. She teaches a wide range of courses, including several seminars on the work of John Milton, Seventeenth-Century Literature, Early Modern Women Writers, Gendered Writings in the Renaissance and Law and Literature.
She is the author of The Body Broken, published by Random House in 2009 and described by The New York Times as "compulsively readable... Literate, fraught and unsettling." She has published several articles on Milton, seventeenth-century literature and copyright and First Amendment law. She is the editor of a series of early modern legal treatises published by Ashgate for its series "The Early Modern Englishwoman: a Facsimile Library of Essential Works." She is currently working on a book-length study entitled "Masculine Births: Milton, Women and the Law." She has a law degree from the University of Chicago Law School and practiced intellectual property law before her academic appointment.