I have joined the Shakespeare Institute from the University of Oxford for a three-year Leverhulme Early-Career Research Fellowship, during which I hope to finish two books (one about Shakespeare and blank verse, one about sex and sonnet form). I was an undergraduate at Emmanuel College, Cambridge and a masters student at Exeter College, Oxford, where I won the longstanding Charles Oldham Shakespeare Prize for best postgraduate work on a subject pertaining to Shakespeare. I then took up a Wolfson-funded PhD at the University of Southampton with associate status at the University of London (where I was a Wolfson Postgraduate Scholar in the Humanities), which I finished in 2018.
During my Leverhulme fellowship, I will continue as a Senior Member of St Anne’s College, Oxford, where I co-organise (with the Oxford Centre for Early Modern Studies) the Plumer Visiting Fellowships in Early Modern English Literature and the forthcoming Michael Dillon LGBT+ Lectures. I am now approaching the end of a stint as Oxford’s Junior Pro-Proctor, a position that involves lots of camp costumes and little of anything else.
I have been awarded various research fellowships including a Berlin Sessions Visiting Fellowship in (unsurprisingly) Berlin (2020); a Pforzheimer Visiting Research Fellowship at the Harry Ransom Center in Austin, Texas (2019); a Wolfson Visiting Research Fellowship at the New York Public Library (2017); a Tom Jarman Research Fellowship at Gladstone’s Library in Hawarden (2017); and a Jubilee Education Fund grant to research in the Royal Shakespeare Company archives in Stratford-upon-Avon (2015).