Find a research supervisor in Shakespeare Studies In 'Staff' Academic staffPhD supervisorsSupport staff Back to 'Shakespeare Institute' Professor Michael Dobson Director of the Shakespeare Institute; Professor of Shakespeare Studies Shakespeare; the history of Shakespeare in performance and in culture generally; the Royal Shakespeare Company; British theatre history, 1570 to the present; Elizabeth I and her reputation; amateur theatre; cultural relations between the US and the UK. Professor Ewan Fernie Chair of Shakespeare Studies and Fellow Shakespeare and nineteenth-century culture and politics, particularly in Birmingham; and on how Shakespeare may be read in conjunction with great European (especially German) traditions. Dr Chris Laoutaris Senior Lecturer in Shakespeare The history of Shakespeare's theatres; Renaissance anatomy, dissection and medicine; witchcraft and superstition in early modern England; the literature and material culture of wonder, curiosity and 'monstrosity'; death, burial and commemoration in Renaissance England; early robotics, automata and artificial life; early modern politics and cultures of spying; women's history and indomitable ... Dr Abigail Rokison-Woodall Senior Lecturer in Shakespeare and TheatreDeputy Director of Institute: Education Shakespeare in performance, Shakespeare’s language, Shakespeare and adaptation and Shakespeare for young people. Dr Simon Smith Associate Professor of Shakespeare and Early Modern Drama Shakespearean and early modern topics, especially drama; playhouse culture; music and literature. Professor Tiffany Stern, FBA Professor of Shakespeare and Early Modern DramaDeputy Director of Institute: Research Publishers of Shakespeare’s first folio, Carolean stage warfare, Jonson in parts, eighteenth century Shakespeare editors, Coronation literature, warrior women, English translations of Moliere, and commonplace and related 16-18th century topics. Dr Erin Sullivan Reader in Shakespeare Shakespeare and the emotions, Shakespeare and the body and/or soul, Shakespeare and twenty-first-century performance, and Shakespeare and digital culture.