AYANNA THOMPSON, George Washington University

Ayanna Thompson is professor of English at George Washington, specializing in Renaissance drama and issues of race in/as performance. She is the author of Teaching Shakespeare with Purpose: A Student-Centered Approach; Passing Strange: Shakespeare, Race, and Contemporary America; and Performing Race and Torture on the Early Modern Stage. She wrote the new introduction for the revised Arden 3 Othello, and is the editor of Weyward Macbeth: Intersections of Race and Performance and Colorblind Shakespeare: New Perspectives on Race and Performance. Currently on the editorial boards of the Shakespeare Quarterly, Renaissance Drama, and Shakespeare Bulletin, she has served as a trustee of the Shakespeare Association of America and a member of the board of directors for the Association of Marshall Scholars.

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