I am an Associate Professor of English at the University of New Mexico, where I teach early modern English literature. While Shakespeare and Milton are my bread and butter, my undergraduate and graduate courses focus on a range of formal and social issues, including transhistorical tragic theory and identity in early modern English drama. My scholarship explores these topics as well as adaptation.
Watch my conversation about Shakespeare and adaptation on PBS’s New Mexico in Focus. In addition to naming some of my favorite adaptations, I discuss the relevance of Shakespeare today, especially for IBPOC and women.
Also in the news: I received two competitive internal fellowships for AY2021:
As Academic Leadership Faculty with the Division for Equity and Inclusion, I will create a community of practice to address bullying and harassment of faculty with disabilities.
My programming as a Remote Teaching Fellow with the Center for Teaching and Learning aims to help faculty and graduate instructors deploy techniques for more inclusive conversations in their online classrooms.
My scholarship, including my writing about pedagogy, focuses on the intersections of literature and the body. In particular, I am interested in the ways that early modern English literature expresses and creates experiences of revolution. These experiences are important because they are not confined to the past but resonate in the present. How might we understand the intersection of embodied motions, like turning and marching, and historical movements, whether the Civil Wars of seventeenth-century England or the current #MeToo Movement?