My teaching and research interests lie in early modern English literature, theatre history, modern drama and textual editing. My monograph Staging the Old Faith: Queen Henrietta Maria and the Theatre of Caroline England, 1625-1642 (Manchester University Press, 2009) explores Caroline theatre as a space which energetically engages with the explosive religious and political concerns of that cultural moment.
I have contributed critical essays on the playwright James Shirley to The Encyclopedia of English Renaissance Literature (general editors Garret A. Sullivan and Alan Stewart, Blackwell Publishing, 2012) and James Shirley: New Cultural Perspectives (Ashgate, 2016). I have published articles on the poet and dramatist William Habington, ‘“Staging a Queene Opprest”: William Habington’s Exploration of the Politics of Queenship on the Caroline Stage’, Theatre Journal, 65, 2, (May 2013).
Currently, I am working on a modern edition of James Shirley’s The Young Admiral for the AHRC funded The Complete Works of James Shirley (general editors, Eugene Giddens, Teresa Grant and Barbara Ravelhofer, Oxford University Press). Also, I am involved with a project considering Britain’s relationship with the sea in the early modern period and was delighted to present a paper at the National Maritime Museum’s conference The Emergence of a Maritime Nation: Britain in the Tudor and Stuart Age, 1485-1714 (July 2015).
Before taking up a Lectureship in English Literature at Liverpool John Mooores University (2015), I lectured at the University of Gloucestershire, Bath Spa University and Goldsmiths College, University of London. Additionally, I have worked at the BBC as a Broadcast Media Researcher. I studied my BA in English Literature at St Hugh’s College, University of Oxford and continued my studies at London University, undertaking an MA in Renaissance Literature at Royal Holloway College and a PhD at Birkbeck College.