Roya Biggie

City University of New York

Roya Biggie is Ph.D. candidate at the City University of New York Graduate Center. She earned her M.A. with distinction from Georgetown University. Her current project, Ecologies of the Passions in Early Modern English Tragedies, explores generative interspecies and ecological interactions in early modern ecologies. She argues that early modern playwrights dramatize a bodily fragility that is simultaneously dangerous and productive. Her forthcoming essay on the pedagogical potential of insects will appear in the collection Lesser Living Creatures of the Renaissance. She has presented her research at the Modern Language Association, the Shakespeare Association of America, and the Renaissance Society of America. The recipient o numerous grants and fellowships, she has conducted research at the Folger Shakespeare Library, where she also participated in the seminars, “Researching the Archive” and “Sexuality, Theory, History, Drama.” She has taught at several institutions, including Barnard College, Hunter College, and Brooklyn College. She currently teaches courses on early modern literature at Grinnell College in Iowa.