I’m a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Calleva Centre, Magdalen College, University of Oxford. I research Shakespeare in performance, cognition, Victorian drama, and the psychology of audiences. My first book, Shakespeare’s Women and the Fin de Siecle, is under contract with Oxford University Press. My new projects include work on props and cognition and on Oscar Wilde. I teach broadly from the Renaissance to the present day.
I’m also a dramaturg and historical advisor. I have a longstanding involvement with Lolita Chakrabarti’s award-winning Red Velvet, directed by Indhu Rubasingham. You can read about my work on the production here. I also work regularly in radio, including the BBC Radio 4 Home Front. Other recent projects include Ghosts (New Vic) and Primavera Productions’ The Notorious Mrs Ebbsmith (Jermyn Street). Look under my “theatre” tag for more.
I broadcast and give talks regularly on all aspects of my work, and also on feminist issues and Oxbridge life. I’m always looking for new collaborations – get in touch!