I am a Professor in the Department of English at the University of Victoria and Director of The Map of Early Modern London and Linked Early Modern Drama Online projects. I took an Honours English degree at UVic (with a minor in French and a lot of Chemistry courses), and an MA and PhD in Renaissance Drama at Queen’s University.  I’ve taught at the Summer Academy at the Stratford Festival and the University of Windsor.  I’m currently working on an edition of The Merchant of Venice with Stephen Wittek, an edition of John Stow’s Survey of London, coordinating the “Walking Texts” project for MoEML, building the LEMDO platform and documentation, and working with the “Endings” team at UVic to design protocols for ending digital projects gracefully.

I regularly teach the graduate course in “Textual Studies and Methods of Research” and undergraduate courses on Shakespeare and English Renaissance Drama. Research and teaching interests include early modern London, textual criticism, digital humanities, text encoding, editorial theory, mapping, Shakespeare in performance, adaptation, and academic career development.

I am also the mother of two teenagers, a keen gardener and meadow-maker, an enthusiastic explorer of the Salish Sea, an inhabitant in the Garry Oak ecosystem, a motorcycle rider, and a singer.

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