Jennifer Park is assistant professor of English, specializing in early modern literature, at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She received her B.A. from Yale University and her Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her research on the intersections of critical race, literature, science and medicine, and gender in early modern England has been published in Renaissance and Reformation, Studies in Philology, Performance Matters, and Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Teaching. Her current book project, Recipe Poetics and the Making of Race in Early Modern English Drama, examines how Shakespeare and his contemporaries deployed the language of recipes and crafting epistemologies through a recipe poetics, to shape ideas about racial formation in early modern England. In addition to her research, her public, disciplinary, and pedagogical commitments are deeply informed by the intersections of critical race and anti-racism, trauma-informed pedagogy, and disability justice, areas in urgent need of attention in early modern and Shakespeare studies, higher education, and beyond. She is keen to bring those commitments to her tenure as an Arden Fourth Series Fellow for the Arden Shakespeare series and as a volume co-editor contributing to the Complete Works of Margaret Cavendish.

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