is Continuing Lecturer at UCLA Writing Programs. Her scholarly and teaching interest center on early modern studies, studies in empire and colonization, critical race studies, and critical diversity studies. Her primary research follows the complex transnational encounters between Persia's Safavid natives and their English visitors, and she is writing her first monograph about this topic, Translating Persia in Early Modern English Writing. In addition to her work on the Global Renaissance, she also researches Shakespeare and pedagogy through a critical race studies lens. Her co-authored book with Ambereen Dadabhoy , Anti-Racist Shakespeare is forthcoming from Cambridge University Press in the Elements in Shakespeare and Pedagogy series. She has held a variety of research fellowships at archives, including those at the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library and the Folger Shakespeare Library.