Emily MacLeod is a PhD candidate in English at the George Washington University. Her research interests include Shakespeare and early modern drama, with a particular interest in race, disability, repertory, and performance practices across historical periods. She holds a MA in Shakespeare Studies from King’s College London/Shakespeare’s Globe and a BA in drama from Vassar College. She has worked professionally as a teaching artist at Trinity Repertory Company and as a director at the American Shakespeare Center Theater Camp. She is also an artistic associate of TheatreTruck in Massachusetts and a dramaturg for Brave Spirits Theatre in Virginia. Conference presentations include Shakespeare’s Globe (2016), the European Shakespeare Research Association (2017), and the Blackfriars Conference (2019). Her writing can be found on The Collation, a research blog hosted by the Folger Shakespeare Library, The Rambling, and the Brave Spirits Theatre blog She also reviews plays for the journal Shakespeare Bulletin.