Maya Mathur, Professor of English, holds a Ph.D. (2006) in English literature from the State University of New York at Buffalo and a B.A. (2000) in English from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi. She teaches courses on Shakespeare and Shakespeare and film as well as on early modern drama and early modern women writers.
Her research focuses on the relationship between comic form and popular resistance in the early modern theater. Her scholarship on the subject has appeared in several peer-reviewed journals, including the Journal for Early Modern Cultural Studies, Early Modern Literary Studies, Early Theater, and the Journal for Medieval and Early Modern Studies. In April 2016, her work on Omkara, an Indian adaptation of Othello was featured on the NPR show, With Good Reason. Her forthcoming publications include an essay in the volume, Approaches to Teaching Shakespeare’s History Plays, and a chapter in the Bloomsbury Cultural History of Comedy in the Renaissance. She is also working on a monograph that examines comic characters and genres in the light of changing social and economic relations in early modern England.