Assistant Professor

B.A. (Hons), Mount Saint Vincent University
B.Ed.. Mount Saint Vincent University
M.A. University of Ottawa
Ph.D. Western University



Teaching and Research Interests

Early modern drama and literature, including Shakespeare; early modern conceptions of gender and sexuality; early modern witchcraft; voices in performance; early modern women’s writing; contemporary drama; adaptations of Shakespeare; theatre and performance history.


Selected Conference Papers

“‘Oh, For a Husbande’: Misogynist Marginalia in a Seventeenth-Century Pamphlet.” Visual and Material Culture Studies Speaker Series, Mount Allison University, Sackville, NB. 27 February 2024.

“‘Her Advocate to th’ Loud’st: Anger, Silence, and Female Solidarity in Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale.” Shakespeare Association of America. 15-18 April 2020.

“‘Tongue-Tied, Our Queen?’: Courtly Eloquence and Female Alliance in Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale.” Performing Arts Research Forum, Fountain School of Performing Arts, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS. 13 February 2020.

“‘Golden Distraction[s]’: Marginal Allusions in Rachel Speght’s A Mouzell for Melastomus.” Public Lecture. McIntosh Prize Competition (Winner), Department of English and Writing Studies, Western University, London, ON. 16-17 May 2018.

“‘The Gods Will Find Thee’: Chastity, Consent, and Curses in The Tragedy of Valentinian.” Shakespearean Theatre Conference, University of Waterloo, Stratford, ON. 22-24 June 2017.

“‘In the Breath of Bitter Words’: Cursing, Femininity, and Power in Shakespeare’s Richard III.” British Shakespeare Association Conference. University of Stirling, Stirling, United Kingdom. 3-6 July 2014.