Drawing on book history, translation studies, and theater and performance studies, I analyze how bilingual and multilingual dictionaries, grammars, and conversation guides printed in early modern England shaped and were shaped by cosmopolitan dramatic works by William Shakespeare, Thomas Kyd, Ben Jonson, and other playwrights. Beginning in September 2018, I will be Assistant Professor of English at Santa Clara University.


Ph.D., English, Northwestern University (2018) M.A., English, North Carolina State University (2012) B.A., English, Boston College (2010)


“A 1562 Petrarchan Italian-English Dictionary Inscribed by ‘Maria sidney.'” Sidney Journal 36.1 (2018): 41-52. “Jonson’s ‘Italian riddle’: Epicene and the Translation of Aretino’s Female Speech.” Shakespeare Quarterly 65.2 (2014): 120-39. “Robert Tofte’s Of Mariage and Wiuing and the Bishops’ Ban of 1599.” Studies in Philology 110.3 (2013): 506-32.


Renaissance Books, Midwestern Libraries is an undergraduate-driven rare book cataloging and exhibition project based at Northwestern University’s Charles Deering McCormick Library of Special Collections. Initiated with Mellon-based seed-funding in 2014 and continued with funds from Northwestern University Libraries, the project has reported over 2500 Northwestern items to the English Short Title Catalogue, the British Library’s foremost online catalog for pre-1800 printed books.


Bibliographical Society of America Modern Language Association Renaissance Society of America Shakespeare Association of America Society for the History of Authorship, Reading & Publishing

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