I teach in the English Department at the American University of Sharjah in the UAE. My research concerns the political dynamics of performance, especially but not only Shakespeare performance. I am currently writing about the philosophical concept of potentiality through The Method Gun by Kirk Lynn and the Austin, TX-based Rude Mechs.


PhD in Drama and Theater (2013), University of California, Irvine. Certificate in Critical Theory.

Other Publications

“Indigested in the Scenes: Hamlet’s Dramatic Theory and Ours,” PMLA (forthcoming).

“Part-Believed Shakespeare.” Shakespeare Studies, Special Section on the Shakespeare Association’s “NextGenPlen,” 44.

Review of Stages of Engagement: Drama and Religion in Post-Reformation England, edited by James D. Mardock and Kathryn R. McPherson, Seventeenth Century News 74.1&2 (2016).

“Performing Prophecy: More Life on the Shakespearean Scene,” Shakespeare Quarterly, Special Issue: Shakespeare and Performance, 62.3 (Fall 2011), 420–43.

Blog Posts


    “Theater with a Tiger: Performance and Potentiality in The Method Gun and in Theory.”

    The Prophetic Stage: Constituting Dramatic Performance In and After Shakespeare.

    Upcoming Talks and Conferences

    “Shakespeare and Dramatic Theatre,” Conference on Global Shakespeare, 1623-1919, NYU Abu Dhabi. October 8-11, 2017.



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