Doctoral researcher profiles at the Shakespeare Institute

Photograph of relaxed postgraduates in an informal settingWe have a very active and varied research community. Examples of our students' current areas of study are listed in the profiles below.

Vanessa Ackerman

Doctoral researcher

PhD title: Performing Madness: towards a feminist practice of Shakespeare
Supervisor: Erin Sullivan and Abigail Rokison
PhD Shakespeare Studies

Cassie Ash

Doctoral researcher

PhD title: Editing ‘Look About You’
Supervisor: Dr Martin Wiggins
PhD English

Ashley Benning

Ashley Benning

Doctoral researcher

PhD title: Shakespeare, Magic, and Natural Philosophy
Supervisor: Dr Erin Sullivan
PhD Shakespeare Studies

Thea Buckley

Thea Buckley

Doctoral researcher

PhD title: South India's Self-directed Shakespeare
Supervisor: Professor Michael Dobson
PhD English Literature
Hometown: Kerala, India

 

 

Dukhee Cho

Dukhee Cho

Doctoral researcher

PhD title: Shakespeare in Korea: history, translation and adaptation
SupervisorDr Erin Sullivan and Professor Michael Dobson
PhD Shakespeare Studies

Claude Fretz

Claude Fretz

PhD title: Dreams, Sleep and Genre in Shakespeare's Plays
PhD Shakespeare Studies

Paulo Gregório

Paulo Gregório

Doctoral researcher

PhD title: Shakespeare and Beckett
Supervisor: Professor Michael Dobson
PhD Shakespeare Studies
Hometown: Areia Branca, Brazil

Tristan Hunkin

Tristan Hunkin

Doctoral researcher

PhD title: Dreams, Sleep and Genre in Shakespeare's Plays
Supervisor: Professor Kate McLuskie and Professor Michael Dobson
PhD English Literature
Hometown: Cornwall, UK

Miriam Lau

Miriam Lau

Doctoral researcher

PhD title: Chinese Adaptations of Shakespeare (tentative)
Supervisor: Professor Michael Dobson
PhD English

Helen Osborne

Helen Osborne

Doctoral researcher

PhD title: Poisonous Plays of the Jacobean Stage: The King's Men and the Rhetoric of Poison
Supervisor: Dr Erin Sullivan and Dr Martin Wiggins
PhD English
Hometown: London, UK

Dave Paxton

Doctoral researcher

PhD title: William Shakespeare and Richard Wagner
Supervisor: Professor Ewan Fernie
PhD English

José A. Pérez Díez

José A. Pérez Díez

Doctoral researcher

PhD titleSpanish Literary Sources and Textual Echoes in English Jacobean Drama: A Cricital Edition of John Fletcher and Philip Massinger's Love's Cure
Supervisor: Dr Martin Wiggins
PhD English
Hometown: Madrid, Spain

Rachel Stewart

Rachel Stewart

Doctoral researcher

PhD title: Performing Madness in Hamlet, 1980-2010
Supervisor: Professor Michael Dobson
PhD English
Hometown: Wokingham, Berkshire