Assistant Professor of English
- 2017-2018, Visiting Assistant Professor, Lynchburg College
- 2016-2017, Visiting Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina-Greensboro
- 2015, Adjunct Professor, Birmingham City University
- 2014-2015, Adjunct Professor, Newman University
- 2014-2015, Adjunct Professor, Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham
- 2014-2015, Adjunct Professor, University of Birmingham
- 2010-2015, International Courses Practitioner, Shakespeare Birthplace Trust
- 2010-2014, Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Birmingham
- PhD, English – University of Birmingham, Shakespeare Institute, 2014
- MA – University of Birmingham, Shakespeare Institute
- BA – The College of William & Mary
- Beds as Stage Properties in Renaissance Drama: Materializing Birth, Marriage, and Death. Manchester University Press. (Under contract. Forthcoming 2018.)
- “A Painting of a Mother and Child”; “A Highchair: Meal Times and Familial Hierarchy”; “A Wooden Doll: Shakespeare’s Childhood”; “The ‘Hathaway Bed’: Shakespeare’s Married Life”; “A Long Cushion Cover”; “A Joint-stool”; “A Writing Desk Box: Shakespeare’s Professional Life”, in Shakespeare and the Stuff of Life: Treasures from the Collection of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, eds. Delia Garratt and Tara Hamling. Bloomsbury. January 2016.
- “Husbands, Wives, Rulers, and Subjects: Household Government in John Fletcher’s The Woman’s Prize or The Tamer Tamed”, in Domestic Drama and Political Culture, Edited by Eoin Price and Iman Sheeha. Manchester University Press, (Under contract. Forthcoming, Fall 2017.)
- “Theater History – Renaissance Drama Excluding Shakespeare,” Years Work in English Studies. (Under contract. Forthcoming 2017.)
- “Theater History – Renaissance Drama Excluding Shakespeare,” Years Work in English Studies. (2016) 95 (1):522-562.
- “Come Kate, we’ll to bed,” The Taming of the ShrewRoyal Shakespeare Company. Co-authored with Tara Hamling. RSC Programme, 2012.
- Theatre Review: Hamlet, Royal Shakespeare Company, May 2016. Cahiers Elisabethains: A Biannual Journal of English Renaissance Studies. 2016.
- Theatre Review: Romeo and Juliet, The Tobacco Factory, February 2015. Cahiers Elisabethains: A Biannual Journal of English Renaissance Studies. 2015.
- Theatre Review: Henry IV, Part II, Royal Shakespeare Company, October 2014. Reviewing Shakespeare, 2014. http://bloggingshakespeare.com/reviewing-shakespeare/2-henry-iv-rsc-royal-shakespeare-theatre%20stratford-upon-avon-2014/
Presentations, Research, and Workshops
- “‘Mewling and Puking in the nurses arms’: Exploring Infancy in Shakespeare’s England”, Invited Speaker: Agecroft Hall Museum – October 2017
- “Dying to marry in The Woman’s Prize, Or The Tamer Tamed,” Bedchamber Scenes/ Scenes de lit in European Early Modern Drama, University of Georgia – April 2017.
- “Beds and the Early Modern English Household,” Invited Speaker: Agecroft Hall Museum – January 2017
- “ ‘This is a decent garment, will never be out of fashion’: Dressing for Death in John Webster’s The Devil’s Lawcase,” Cultures of Mortality: Death on the Shakespearean Stage, Shakespeare’s Globe, London – December 2016.
- “Death by Ritual in Shakespeare’s Pericles,” Shakespeare Association of America, New Orleans, LA – April 2016.
- “Re-evaluating Stage Curtains in the Commercial Theatres,” Invited Lecture: Mary Baldwin College, MA in Shakespeare and Performance, Staunton, Virginia – March 2016
- “ Bed Curtains and the Second Blackfriars,” American Shakespeare Center Blackfriars Conference: Staunton, VA – October 2015
- “Sexualized Murder and Violence in Beds and Bedchamber Scenes,” Workshop Leader: Research in Action, Shakespeare’s Globe, London – August 2015
- “Winding Sheets and the Post-Reformation Death Ritual,” Matter and Materiality in the Early Modern World, University of Cambridge – June 2015.
Community-engaged Research and Scholarship
- Co-founder: Shakespeare’s World in 100 Objects, Shakespeare Birthplace Trust (http://findingshakespeare.co.uk/category/shakespeares-100) – 2010-2016
- Lecturer: Open Stages 2014, Royal Shakespeare Company – September 2014
- Research Assistant: Ways of Seeing the English Domestic Interior, 1500-1700 – 2012-2013
- Museum Exhibition Contributor: Hall’s Croft Museum, Shakespeare Birthplace Trust – January 2012
- Performance Advisor: Royal Shakespeare Company, The Taming of the Shrew – December 2011
Research Interests and Teaching Areas
- Shakespeare and Renaissance drama, theatre & performance history
- Contemporary performance practice and the reconstructed theatres
- Politics of the early modern domestic sphere
- Ritual and Reformation studies
- Visual and material culture studies
- Literature and Culture
- Sustainability studies