Arizona State University
Ruben Espinosa is Associate Professor of English at Arizona State University and Associate Director of the Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (ACMRS). He is the author of Shakespeare on the Shades of Racism (2021), Masculinity and Marian Efficacy in Shakespeare’s England (2011), and co-editor of Shakespeare and Immigration (2014). His work has appeared in Shakespeare Quarterly, Shakespeare Studies, and New Literary History, among other journals and collections. He serves on the Editorial Boards of Shakespeare Quarterly and Palgrave’s “Early Modern Cultural Studies” series, on the Advisory Board of Exemplaria: Medieval, Early Modern, Theory, and on the Executive Board of RaceB4Race. Professor Espinosa is the editor of Shakespeare/Skin (under contract with Bloomsbury), and he is currently at work on his next monograph, Shakespeare on the Border: Language, Legitimacy and La Frontera, which examines how perceptions of legitimacy for U.S. Latinxs often influence the barriers and bridges that define the intersections between Shakespeare and Chicanx culture. He served as a Trustee of the Shakespeare Association of America (2018-21), chairing the Digital Strategies Committee (2018-19) and Nominations Committee (2020-21) and co-chairing the Program Committee (2019-20). He led seminars in 2010 and 2017, and was a plenary speaker in 2022.
Immediate Past President
University of California, Santa Barbara
Bernadette Andrea is Professor in the Department of English, University of California, Santa Barbara, where she is also a core faculty in the Center for Middle East Studies and an affiliate faculty in the Comparative Literature Program and the Department of Feminist Studies. She previously taught at the University of Texas, San Antonio, where she was the Celia Jacobs Endowed Professor in British Literature. She is the author of The Lives of Girls and Women from the Islamic World in Early Modern British Literature and Culture (2017) and Women and Islam in Early Modern English Literature (2007). She edited the critical edition English Women Staging Islam, 1696–1707 (2012) for the Other Voice in Early Modern Europe series. Her co-edited collections include Travel and Travail: Early Modern Women, English Drama, and the Wider World, with Patricia Akhimie (2019), and Early Modern England and Islamic Worlds, with Linda McJannet (2011). She serves as co-editor, with Julie Campbell and Allyson Poska, of Early Modern Women: An Interdisciplinary Journal, and was director of the Early Modern Center at UCSB from 2018 to 2021. For the SAA, she has led or co-led seminars in 2009, 2013, 2016, and 2021; she presented on a plenary panel in 2019; and she was elected to the Executive Committee in 2021.
Vanessa I. Corredera
Vanessa I. Corredera is Associate Professor and Chair of English at Andrews University. She is the author of Reanimating Shakespeare’s Othello in Post-Racial America (2022), and with L. Monique Pittman and Geoffrey Way, co-edited the forthcoming collection Shakespeare and Cultural Appropriation (2023). She is also working on a second co-edited collection on Shakespeare and Exile with James Sutton and Stephanie Chamberlain. Her scholarship appears in a number of journals including Shakespeare Quarterly, Borrowers and Lenders, and Literature Compass, as well as in collections like The Routledge Handbook of Shakespeare and Global Appropriation and the forthcoming The Oxford Handbook of Shakespeare and Race. She serves on the editorial board of Shakespeare Bulletin and Borrowers and Lenders, for the latter of which she is also the Digital Appropriations editor. She has served as a mentor in the inaugural RaceB4Race Mentorship Network and as an MLA Delegate representing Race and Ethnicity in the Profession, and as a departmental chair and a Faculty Senator and Senate Officer at her home institution. For SAA, Professor Corredera led seminars in 2019, 2022, and 2023, organized and presented on a panel in 2020, was a panel respondent in 2021, and served on the 2020 program committee.
Johns Hopkins University
Drew Daniel is Professor in the Department of English at Johns Hopkins University, where he has taught since 2007. He is the author of three books: 20 Jazz Funk Greats (2008); The Melancholy Assemblage: Affect and Epistemology in the English Renaissance (2013); and Joy of the Worm: Suicide and Pleasure in Early Modern English Literature (2022). In addition to numerous essays in journals, including Shakespeare Quarterly, Social Text, and Criticism among many others, he has contributed to edited collections such as Shakesqueer: A Queer Companion to the Complete Works of Shakespeare (2011), Political Theology and Early Modernity (2012), The Return of Theory in Early Modern Studies (2014), Affect Theory and Early Modern Texts (2017), The Persistence of Melancholia in Arts and Culture (2019), and Race & Affect in Early Modern English Literature (2022). In a separate zone of activity, he has had a distinguished career as a producer and collaborator making electronic music as one half of the group Matmos with his musical partner and husband M.C. Schmidt, and as a solo artist under the working alias The Soft Pink Truth. For the SAA, he has served on the 2014 Planning Committee, organized and led a seminar in 2017, and was a panel speaker in 2016.
Jane Hwang Degenhardt
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Michelle M. Dowd
University of Alabama
University of British Columbia
Wendy Beth Hyman
Wendy Beth Hyman is Professor of English and Comparative Literature and Chair of Book Studies at Oberlin College. She is the author of Impossible Desire and the Limits of Knowledge in Renaissance Poetry (Oxford, 2019), co-editor with Hillary Eklund of Teaching Social Justice Through Shakespeare: Why Renaissance Literature Matters Now (Edinburgh, 2019), editor of The Automaton in English Renaissance Literature (Ashgate, 2011), and author of a wide range of essays on Shakespeare, Renaissance poetry, the history of science, and pedagogy. With Jennifer Waldron she guest-edited ELR’s special issue, Theorizing Early Modern Fictions, and she is collaborating with artist Clair Wang on a project called How to Read Shakespeare: A Visual Learner’s Companion. She is also writing a monograph called Shakespeare and the Ingenious Machine, about stage romance, wonder technologies, and the manifestation of other worlds. She is the Knowledge editor for the digital encyclopedia, Routledge Resources Online: The Renaissance World, and a founding member of the humanities collective, The Renaissance Project. She is also a member of the Executive Committee of the International Spenser Society. For the SAA, she led seminars in 2014, 2018, organized a seminar in 2022, organized and presented on a panel in 2008, participated in a roundtable in 2021, and presented on panels in 2016 and 2023. She served on the SAA Program Committee in 2019.