Shakespeare Lightning Round: Ambereen Dadabhoy

Wednesday, July 15, 2020, 5:00 pm
Virtual Event on Instagram Live

What’s your favorite Shakespeare play? Best disguise in Shakespeare? Most overrated Shakespeare play? Tune in on Instagram Live for a fun, fast-paced, Shakespearean chat show. We ask our guests 30 lightning-fast questions about their favorite—and least favorite—things about the Bard.

Watch Dr. Ambereen Dadabhoy, Assistant Professor of Literature at Harvey Mudd College, on a new episode:


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Dr. Dadabhoy's research focuses on cross-cultural encounters in the early modern Mediterranean and race and religion in early modern English drama. She investigates the various discourses that construct and reinforce human difference and how they are mobilized in the global imperial projects that characterize much of the early modern period. Dadabhoy’s work also seeks to bridge the past to the present to illustrate how early modern racial and religious discourses and their prejudices manifest in our own contemporary moment. Dadabhoy has written several articles on teaching race, including “The Moor of America: Approaching the Crisis of Race and Religion in the Renaissance and the Twenty-First Century,” and the forthcoming articles “The Unbearable Whiteness of Being (in) Shakespeare,” in Postmedieval, and “Skin in the Game: Teaching Race in Early Modern Literature” in Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Teaching.

With Dr. Nedda Mehdizadeh, Dadabhoy presented the first session of the Folger Institute's Critical Race Conversations: Cultivating an Anti-Racist Pedagogy. Watch a recording on YouTube.