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

Paula Baldwin

Paula Baldwin

Doctoral researcher

PhD title: Looking for the Private in Shakespeare: Women’s Place and Space in a Selection of Plays.
Supervisor: Professor John Jowett
PhD English Literature
Hometown/country
: Santiago of Chile (South America)

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: Korean appropriation of The Tempest and its colonial themes
SupervisorDr Erin Sullivan and Professor Michael Dobson
PhD Shakespeare Studies

John Curtis

John Curtis

Doctoral researcher

PhD title: Shakespeare in Law
Supervisor: Professor Michael Dobson
M.Litt English Literature
Hometown: Stratford-upon-Avon, England.

 

 

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

Cecilia Kendall White

Cecilia Kendall White

Doctoral researcher

PhD title: Music in the performance of Shakespeare at the Globe, 1997-2005
Supervisor: Professor Kate McLuskie and Professor Michael Dobson
MPhil English

Miriam Lau

Miriam Lau

Doctoral researcher

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

Cathleen McKague

Cathleen McKague

Doctoral researcher

PhD title: ‘[A]n hermaphrodite, two parts / in one’: The androgynous as grotesque and divine in Jonson, Marston, and Shakespeare
Supervisor: Professor Ewan Fernie
PhD Shakespeare Studies

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

Amy Routledge

Amy Routledge

Doctoral researcher

PhD title: Shakespeare and the Theology of Disrobing
Supervisor: Professor Ewan Fernie
PhD English

Rachel Stewart

Rachel Stewart

Doctoral researcher

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

Yolana Wassersug

Yolana Wassersug

Doctoral researcher

PhD title: The Cultural Value of Portraits and Painters in English Dramatic Literature, 1533-1642
Supervisor: Dr Martin Wiggins
PhD English
Hometown: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada