Rebecca Hixon

I am an English Literature & Language PhD Candidate at the University of Michigan where I teach courses on writing, adaptation, Shakespeare, and the early modern period. My research focuses on how contemporary adaptations of some of Shakespeare’s most controversial plays can act as windows into popular culture, genre, and current intersections of race, gender, sexuality, and class. I served as the coordinator of the graduate student interdisciplinary workshop the Early Modern Colloquium for two years and am a member of the Shakespeare Association of America and the Modern Language Association. I am also currently working as a Graduate Student Instructional Consultant, providing my peers with instructional guidance, support, and mentorship.

Areas of Interest
  • Shakespeare
  • early modern studies
  • adaptation & appropriation
  • popular culture
  • feminism
  • gender and sexuality
  • critical race studies
  • drama & performance