Shakespeare Association of America

Award Winners

  • Dissertation Prize Winners


    Carla Della Gatta, “Shakespeare and Latinidad: The Staging of Intracultural Theatre”
    (Northwestern University, 2015)

    Honorable Mention:
    Emily Shortslef, “Weeping, Wailing, Sighing, Railing: Shakespeare and the Drama of Complaint”
    (Columbia University, 2015)


    Debapriya Sarkar, “Possible Knowledge: Forms of Literary and Scientific Thought in Early Modern England”
    (Hendrix College, 2014)


    Claire M. L. Bourne, “‘A Play and No Play’: Printing the Performance in Early Modern England”
    (University of Pennsylvania, 2013)

    Honorable Mentions:
    Jennifer Linhart Wood, “Sounding Otherness in Early Modern Theater and Travel Writing”
    (The George Washington University, 2013)
    Stephen Spiess, “Shakespeare’s Whore: Language, Prostitution, and Knowledge in Early Modern England”
    (University of Michigan, 2013)


    Matthew J. Smith, “Stage, Cathedral, Wagon, Street: The Grounds of Belief in Shakespeare and Renaissance Performance” (University of Southern California, 2012)

    Honorable Mentions:
    Eleanor Decamp, “Performing Barbers, Surgeons and Barber-Surgeons in Early Modern English Literature”
    (University of Oxford, 2012)
    Scott Trudell, “Literary Song: Poetry, Drama and Acoustic Performance in Early Modern England”
    (Rutgers University, 2012)


    Katherine Steele Brokaw, “Tudor Musical Theater: Staging Religious Difference from Wisdom to The Winter’s Tale”
    (University of Michigan, 2011)

    Honorable Mentions:
    Tara Lyons, “English Printed Drama in Collection Before Jonson and Shakespeare”
    (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 2011)
    Suparna Roychoudhury, “Shakespearean Phantasms: Theories of Imagination in English Renaissance Culture”
    (Harvard University, 2011)


    Virginia Strain, “Perfecting the Law: Legal Reform and Literary Forms in the 1590s and 1600s”
    (University of Toronto, 2010)

    Honorable Mentions:
    Brian Chalk, “‘Raptures of Futurity’: Monumentality and the Pursuit of Posterity in Early Modern Drama”
    (Manhattan College, 2010)
    Andrew D. McCarthy, “Mourning Men in Early English Drama”
    (University of Tennessee, Chattanooga, 2010)


    Adam G. Hooks, “Vendible Shakespeare”
    (Columbia University, 2009)


    Gavin Paul, “The Imprints of Performance: Editorial Mediations of Shakespeare’s Drama”
    (University of British Columbia, 2008)

    Honorable Mention:
    Rob Carson, “Digesting the Third: The Reconfiguring Binaries in Shakespeare and Early Modern Thought”
    (University of Toronto, 2008)


    Christopher Crosbie, “Philosophies of Retribution: Kyd, Shakespeare, Webster, and the Revenge Tragedy Genre”
    (Rutgers University, 2007)

  • Travel Awards for Graduate Students


    Carla Baricz (Yale University)
    Sarah Barnden (King’s College London)
    Amy Bolis (University of Minnesota)
    Gabriel Bloomfield (Columbia University)
    Joseph Bowling (Graduate Center, CUNY )
    Heidi Craig (University of Toronto)
    Andrew Darr (University of Missouri)
    Emily Derbyshire (University of Bristol)
    Samantha Dressel (University of Rochester)
    Clare Duncan (University of Toronto)
    John Estabillo (University of Toronto)
    Amanda Henrichs (Indiana University)
    Samantha Lin (Queen’s University Belfast)
    Noam Lior (University of Toronto)
    Allison Locke (Stony Brook University)
    Emer McHugh (National University of Ireland Galway)
    Gemma Miller (King’s College London)
    Stephanie Moore (University of California Berkeley)
    Mark Owen (Loyola University Chicago)
    Jessica Pfeffer (Tufts University)
    Emily Rendek (University of South Carolina)
    Josie Schoel (State University of New York, Albany)
    Misha Teramura (Harvard University)
    Caitlin Thompson (University of Toronto)
    Lauren Weindling (University of Southern California)
    Melissa Welshans (Syracuse University)
    Leslie Wexler (University of Toronto)
    Heather Wicks (Purdue University)
    Amanda Zoch (Indiana University)


    Jessica Apolloni, University of Minnesota
    Abdulhamit Arvas, Michigan State University
    Henry Bell, University of Hull
    Anna Beskin, Fordham University
    Roya Biggie, Graduate Center, CUNY
    David Sterling Brown, New York University
    Jacob Claflin, Idaho State University
    Doug Clark, University of Strathclyde
    Elizabeth Crachiolo, University of California, Davis
    Heidi Craig, University of Toronto
    Carla Della Gatta, Northwestern University
    Claire J. C. Eager, University of Virginia
    John Estabillo, University of Toronto
    Chris Foley, University of California, Santa Barbara
    Sara Gutmann, University at Buffalo
    Janine Harper, University of Toronto
    Matthew Harrison, Princeton University
    Amanda Henrichs, Indiana University
    Stephanie Hunt, Rutgers University
    Colleen Kennedy, Ohio State University
    Alice Leonard, University of Warwick
    Caitlin McHugh, University of Minnesota
    Avi Mendelson, Brandeis University
    David Moberly, University of Minnesota
    Romano Mullin, Queen’s University Belfast
    Noemie Ndiaya, Columbia University
    Marvin Sasser, University of Southern Mississippi
    Jonathan Shelley, University of California
    Kathryn Swanton, University of Chicago
    Renfang Tang, University of Hull
    Sara B. T. Thiel, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
    Katherine Walker, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
    Nora Williams, University of Exeter
    Seth Williams, Columbia University
    Matthew Williamson, Queen’s University Belfast
    Paul Zajac, Pennsylvania State University
    Mary Erica Zimmer, Boston University
    Minta Zlomke, Brown University


    Lizz Angello (University of South Florida)
    Valerie Billing (University of California, Davis)
    Thea Buckley (Shakespeare Institute)
    Morwenna Carr (University of Reading)
    Douglas Clark (University of Strathclyde)
    Sarah Crover (University of British Columbia)
    Kristin Denslow (University of Florida)
    Gina Di Salvo (Northwestern University)
    Claire Duncan (University of Toronto)
    Christopher Foley (University of California, Santa Barbara)
    Benjamin Fowler (Warwick University)
    Javad Ghatta (University of New Brunswick)
    John Green (University of British Columbia)
    Stephanie Hunt (Rutgers University)
    Bronwyn Johnston (University of Oxford)
    Mira Kafantaris (Ohio State University)
    Erin Kelly (Rutgers University)
    John Kuhn (Columbia University)
    Alice Leonard (University of Warwick)
    Benjamin Miele (University of Iowa)
    Jeffrey Moser (University of Denver)
    Eleine Ng (Shakespeare Institute)
    Jamie Paris (University of British Columbia)
    Kirk Quinsland (Fordham University)
    Pauline Reid (University of Georgia)
    Joel Rodgers (University of Toronto)
    Christina Romanelli (University of North Carolina, Greensboro)
    Jessica Rosenberg (University of Pennsylvania)
    Jonathan Shelley (University of California)
    Andrea Silva (Wayne State University)
    Devon Wallace (Loyola University Chicago)
    Paul Weinhold (University of Dallas)
    Emma Whipday (University College London)
    Paul Zajac (University of Pennsylvania)


    Valerie Billing (University of California, Davis)
    Liza Blake (New York University)
    Thea Buckley (Shakespeare Institute)
    Penelope Geng (University of Southern California)
    Sara Guttman (University of Buffalo)
    Jessie Hock (University of California, Berkeley)
    Bronwyn Johnston (University of Oxford)
    Daniel Keegan (University of California, Irvine)
    Denise Kelly (Queen’s University, Belfast)
    Jasmine Lellock (University of Maryland)
    Alice Leonard (University of Warwick)
    Cathleen McKague (Shakespeare Institute)
    Jennifer Park (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)
    Anthony Patricia (University of Nevada, Las Vegas)
    Jose Perez Diez (Shakespeare Institute)
    Emily Rendek (University of South Carolina)
    M. Tyler Sasser (University of Southern Mississippi)
    Maria Shmygol (University of Liverpool)
    Nancy Simpson-Younger (University of Wisconsin, Madison)
    Camilla Temple (Bristol University)
    Geoffrey Way (Arizona State University)


    Lizz Angello (University of South Florida)
    Hannah August (King’s College London)
    Jean-Francois Bernard (University of Montreal)
    Lezlie Cross (University of Washington)
    Sarah Crover (University of British Columbia)
    David Currell (American University of Beirut)
    Claire Dawkins (University of California, Davis)
    Javad Ghatta (University of New Brunswick)
    Elizabeth Harvey (University of Toronto)
    Colleen Kennedy (Ohio State University)
    Laura Kolb (University of Chicago)
    Peter Latka (University of Toronto)
    Erin McCarthy (Arizona State University)
    Cathleen McKague (Shakespeare Institute)
    Cameron Hunt McNabb (Southeastern University)
    Rachel McPherson (University of Oxford)
    Zsolt Mohi (University of Kansas)
    Rebecca Munson (University of California, Berkeley)
    Megan Murray-Pepper (King’s College London)
    Fionnuala O’Neill (University of Edinburgh)
    Q. Sarah Ostendorf (New York University)
    Elizabeth Sandis (University of Oxford)
    Debapriya Sarkar (Rutgers University)
    Maria Shmygol (University of Liverpool)
    Marilyn Simon (University of Toronto)
    Christian Smith (University of Warwick)
    Cody Reis (New York University)
    Joel Rodgers (University of Toronto)
    Kathryn Vomero Santos (New York University)
    Jacqueline Wylde (University of Toronto)
    Tim Wong (University of California, Irvine)
    Jennifer Young (King’s College London)


    Sabine Amanbayeva (University of Delaware)
    Laura Aydelotte (University of Chicago)
    Lisa Bolding (University of Georgia)
    Emma Depledge (Université de Genève)
    Gina Di Salvo (Northwestern University)
    Laura Gallagher (Queen’s University, Belfast)
    Sanner Garofalo (University of Birmingham)
    John Garrison (Carroll University)
    Penelope Geng (University of Southern California)
    Cyndi Headley (University of Arizona)
    Cameron Hunt McNabb (University of South Florida)
    Elizabeth Hutcheon (Huntingdon College)
    Peter Kirwan (University of Warwick)
    Jasmine Lellock (University of Maryland)
    Allison K. Lenhardt (University of Georgia)
    Tara Lyons (University of Massachusetts)
    Jelena Marelj (Queen’s University)
    Jennifer McDermott (University of Toronto)
    Martin Moraw (Brandeis University)
    Kelly Neil (University of California, Davis)
    Fionnuala O’Neill (University of Edinburgh)
    Matteo Pangallo (University of Massachusetts)
    Debapriya Sarkar (Rutgers University)
    Katherine Schaap Williams (Rutgers University)
    Marilyn Simon (University of Toronto)
    Jonathan Sircy (University of South Carolina)
    Matthew Smith (University of Southern California)
    Kathryn Vomero Santos (New York University)
    H. Austin Whitver (University of Alabama)
    Christopher Wilson (University of Wisconsin, Madison)
    Timothy Wong (University of California, Irvine)
    Jacqueline Wylde (University of Toronto)
    Jayme Yeo (Rice University)


    Patricia Akhimie (Columbia University)
    Victoria Brownlee (Queen’s University Belfast)
    Yu-Chun Chiang (University College London)
    Guo Fangyun (Georgetown University)
    Emma Firestone (University of Cambridge)
    John Garrison (University of California, Davis)
    Edward Geisweidt (University of Alabama)
    Lucian Ghita (Yale University)
    John C. Higgins (University of California, San Diego)
    Diane K. Jakacki (University of Waterloo)
    Kristine Johanson (University of St. Andrews)
    Katherine Kellett (Boston College)
    Allison Lenhardt (University of Georgia)
    Rory G. Lukins (University of Southern California)
    Tara Lyons (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)
    Lynn Maxwell (Emory University)
    Erin McCarthy (Ohio State University)
    Kelly Neil (University of California, Davis)
    Chaeyoon Park (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)
    Dimitry Senyshyn (University of Toronto)
    Scott A. Trudell (Rutgers University, New Brunswick)
    John Ziegler (Fordham University)


    Cassandra Amundson (University of New Mexico)
    Brian Chalk (Brandeis University)
    Alan Corrigan (University of Toronto)
    Renuka Gusain (Wayne State University)
    Nathaniel Hodes (Brandeis University)
    Elizabeth Hutcheon (University of Chicago)
    Kimberly Huth (University of Wisconsin)
    Diane Jakacki (University of Waterloo)
    Sarah Johnson (McMaster University)
    Peter Kuling (University of New Brunswick)
    Sara Luttfring (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)
    Rebecca Lynn (Lehigh University)
    Toby Malone (University of Toronto)
    Christopher Matusiak (University of Toronto)
    Irene Middleton (Emory University)
    Kavita Mudan (Oxford University)
    Erin Presley (University of Georgia)
    Jami Rogers (University of Birmingham)
    Amy Scott (McGill University)
    Jason Simmonds (University of New Brunswick, Fredericton)
    Jason Zysk (Brown University)


    Kathleen Barker (University of Maryland, College Park)
    Todd Barnes (University of California, Berkeley)
    Brooke Carlson (University of Southern California)
    Brian Chalk (Brandeis University)
    Rachel Clark
    Jason Cohen (University of Wisconsin, Madison)
    Erin Ellerbeck (University of Toronto)
    Edward Geisweidt (University of Alabama)
    Lara Hansen (University of Nevada, Reno)
    Susan Elizabeth Harlan
    Jeffrey Knight (Northwestern University)
    Alysia Kolentsis (University of Toronto)
    Sara Luttfring (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)
    Andrew McCarthy (Washington State University)
    Rory McKeown (University of Toronto)
    Sergio Melo (University of Toronto)
    Allison Meyer (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)
    Nichole Miller (University of California, Irvine)
    Miranda Nesler (Vanderbilt University)
    Gavin Paul (University of British Columbia)
    Erin Presley (University of Georgia)
    Virginia Strain (University of Toronto)
    Elizabeth Zeman Kolkovich (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)


    Cassandra Amundson (University of New Mexico)
    Simon Benson (University of Hull)
    Jason Cohen (University of Wisconsin, Madison)
    Marisa Rose Cull (Ohio State University)
    Tania Demetriou (Cambridge University)
    Jeff Doty (University of Iowa)
    Erin Ellerbeck (University of Toronto)
    Rubin Espinosa (University of Colorado, Boulder)
    Lara Hansen (University of Nevada, Reno)
    Unhae Langis (University of Southern California)
    Katherine R. Larson (University of Toronto)
    John Miles (Royal Holloway, University of London
    Gavin Paul (University of British Columbia)
    Jami Rogers (University of Birmingham)
    Virginia Strain (University of Toronto)
    Gabrille Sugar (York University)
    Elizabeth Zeman (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)


    Jennifer Ailles (University of Rochester)
    David K. Anderson (McGill University)
    Gefen Bar-On (McGill University)
    Anupam Basu (University of Wisconsin, Madison)
    James M. Bromley (Loyola University)
    Joanne Diaz (Northwestern University)
    Vernon Guy Dickson (Arizona State University)
    Allison Hobgood (Emory University)
    Lisa Klotz (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)
    Jean Lambert (Anglia Ruskin University)
    David T. Long (University of California, Los Angeles)
    Lynsey McCulloch (Anglia Ruskin University)
    Vin Nardizzi (Duke University)
    Joseph Navitsky (Boston University)
    Mark Rankin (Ohio State University)
    Thomas Rooney (Eotvos Lorand Tudomanyegyetem, Budapest)
    Emily Winerock (University of Toronto)

  • Travel Awards for Contingent Faculty


    Meredith Beales (University of Victoria)
    Douglas Clark (Brunel University London)
    Hannah Leah Crumme (The National Archives)
    Kristin N. Denslow (University of Wisconsin, Green Bay)
    Victoria Jackson (The Open University)
    Bronwyn Johnston (University of Toronto)
    Joshua McEvilla (University of Toronto)
    Benjamin Miele (University of Iowa)
    Sara Saylor (University of Texas Austin)
    Dyani Johns Taff (Ithaca College)
    Emily F. Winerock (University of Pittsburgh)
    Myra Wright (Queens College)

  • Retired Awards Programs

    2014-2015 Bogliasco Fellow

    Valerie Wayne (University of Hawai’i)

    2013-2014 Bogliasco Fellow

    William C. Carroll (Boston University)

    2012-1013 Bogliasco Fellow

    Lauren Shohet (Villanova University)

    2011 Non-Tenured Research Travel Award

    Paul Dustin Stegner (California Polytechnic State University)
    Tiffany Werth (Simon Fraser University)

    2010 Non-Tenured Research Travel Award

    Erika T. Lin (George Mason University)
    Amy Scott-Douglass (Georgetown University)

    2009 Non-Tenured Research Travel Award

    Cary DiPietro (University of Toronto)
    Allison Hobgood (Willamette University)
    Vin Nardizzi (University of British Columbia)
    Gavin Paul (Simon Fraser University)