I am a university professor currently based in London, Ontario, Canada. I teach on the Theatre Studies major program in the Department of English and Writing Studies at Western University, and I supervise graduate students working on theatre and performance topics both early modern (Shakespeare and friends) and contemporary. Although I have been at Western since 2005, from 2012-2014 I worked as a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Drama at Queen Mary, University of London – one of the leading university drama programs in the United Kingdom.
I am a feminist, both intellectually and politically; I believe that my research makes its greatest impact in the classroom; and I aim to be an activist teacher whenever I stand up among my students.
What is an activist teacher, exactly? That’s what I’m here to find out.
(Hear me speak a bit about my teaching ethos in this short video.)