• Ph.D. Literature: University of California, Santa Cruz, 2015
  • A.M. Comparative Literature: Brown University, 2007
  • B.A. Classical Languages: UC Berkeley, 2003

Courses Commonly Taught

  • French 12: Introduction to French Literature
  • French 14: Introduction to French Culture and Civilization in English
  • French 100: Written Expression: Techniques of Description and Narration

Selected Publications


Edited Books:

  • Romeo and Juliet in Diaspora: Shakespeare Among the Arts and in Translation. With Julia R. Lupton. Under Contract with The Arden Shakespeare.


  • “Sibylline Voices: Prophecy and Power at the Medici Theater.” The Sixteenth Century Journal (Forthcoming)
  • “Playing Shakespeare in the Gilded Age.” The Center & Clark Newsletter 65.2:11-13 (Spring 2017).
  • “Embodied Voice and the Body Politic: The Dialoghi of Leone de’ Sommi.” California Italian Studies, Vol. 8. (Forthcoming)

Honors and Awards

  • 2016-17 Ahmanson-Getty Postdoctoral Fellow, William Andrews Clark Memorial Library and Center for 17th- & 18th-Century Studies, UCLA
  • 2014-15 Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellow

Creative Work

  • The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Hamlet, The Liar, Romeo and Juliet (Santa Cruz Shakespeare)
  • Master Class (Jewel Theatre Company)
  • The Mandrake, Twelfth Night (Shakespeare Santa Cruz)
  • Henry V, Orestes Terrorist (UC Santa Cruz)
  • American Saga / Gunshot Medley: Part 1 (Rogue Machine Theatre)
Theater Performance
  • Julia in The Two Gentlemen of Verona (The Back Room Shakespeare Project)
  • Hermione in The Winter’s Tale, Nerissa in The Merchant of Venice (Shakespeare at the Edges)
  • Lidia/Adalgisa in Norma ’44 (English-language premier performance, UC Santa Cruz)
Music Performance
  • Choral — Artes Vocales of Los Angeles
  • Early Music (voice and woodwinds) — Apostasy Ensemble UC Santa Cruz Early Music Consort; Resonanda Ensemble for the Medieval Voice; UC Berkeley Collegium Musicum.
  • Opera — Dido, Dido and Aeneas; Atalanta, Serse; Zwiete Dame, Die Zauberflöte