Nicole Sheriko

Nicole Sheriko joins Yale as Assistant Professor in the Department of English. Her research focuses on English Renaissance performance and material culture. Her current book project examines early English puppetry, a form that rivalled and outlasted the commercial drama of Shakespeare and his contemporaries. She is also at work on projects about clowning, animal performance, stage machinery, and theatrical materiality more broadly. Her next book project will engage magic and medicine on the Renaissance stage as it intersects with clowning. Her work appears in Shakespeare Quarterly, Shakespeare Studies, Studies in English Literature, Nineteenth Century Studies, and by invitation in the Routledge Encyclopedia of the Renaissance World and Arden Shakespeare/Play. Her research has been supported by the Mellon Foundation, American Council of Learned Societies, Renaissance Society of America, Shakespeare Association of America, and Folger Shakespeare, Huntington, and Bodleian Libraries. She received her Ph.D. from Rutgers where she was an ACLS Fellow and awarded the School of Graduate Studies Distinguished Scholarly Achievement Award as the top graduating Ph.D. Before coming to Yale, she was the A H Lloyd Junior Research Fellow in English at Christ’s College, University of Cambridge, a post for which she was endorsed by the British Academy.