About the Director


Natasha Korda (Ph.D., Humanities Center, Johns Hopkins University, 1995) is Professor of English and Feminist, Gender and Sexuality Studies. Her research interests include early modern English dramatic literature and culture, theater history, women’s social, economic and legal history, and material and visual culture studies. She is author of Labors Lost: Women’s Work and the Early Modern English Stage (2011) and Shakespeare’s Domestic Economies: Gender and Property in Early Modern England (2002), and over thirty scholarly essays.  She is co-editor of two anthologies, Working Subjects in Early Modern English Drama (2011) and Staged Properties in Early Modern English Drama (2002). Currently, she is editing the Norton Critical Edition of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, and working on a new book project on material ephemera, feminist counter-archives and early modern theater historiography. In 2015 she was elected to the Board of Trustees of the Shakespeare Association of America, and will serve as President of that organization in 2020-2021. Her research has been supported by Wesleyan's Center for the Humanities, an International Research Fellowship at Oxford Brookes University, an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellowship at the Huntington Library, a Charles S. Singleton Fellowship at Johns Hopkins University’s Villa Spelman, and fellowships at the Folger Shakespeare Library. She has served on the editorial boards of Renaissance Quarterly, Early Modern Women: An Interdisciplinary Journal and The Stanford Global Shakespeare Encyclopedia, on executive committees of the Modern Language Association and the Renaissance Society of America and is a member of the Theater Without Borders research collaborative.