Nicole Sheriko is a Junior Research Fellow at Christ’s College, Cambridge, specializing in Renaissance literature, theater history and popular culture. After a BA in English at Northwestern University, she completed her PhD at Rutgers University. Her research considers Renaissance entertainment culture and the ethics of popular form, studying puppet theater, clowning, and performing animals as sites where theatrical technologies of imitation intersect with a wide range of cultural discourses–of religion, class, disability, gender, race, objecthood, and aesthetics.
Her work on Renaissance popular performance appears or is forthcoming in Shakespeare Quarterly, SEL: Studies in English Literature, 1500-1900, and by invitation in the Routledge Encyclopedia of the Renaissance World. Her plenary presentation for the 2019 Shakespeare Association of America conference is published in Shakespeare Studies. The SEL essay won the 2020 Martin Steven award for Best new essay in early drama studies. Beyond the Renaissance, her article drawing on new toy theater archives in the New York Public Library appears in Nineteenth Century Studies.
She has also contributed pedagogical exercises on Shakespeare to How to Teach a Play (Bloomsbury 2020) and her digital editing work on EEBO-TCP texts is now housed in the Folger Shakespeare Library’s Digital Anthology of Early Modern English Drama. She has reviewed books on theater history for Theatre Survey and Early Theatre. Her research has been recognized by grants from the ACLS, Huntington Library, Mellon Foundation, Folger Shakespeare Library, and Rutgers Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.
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