On May 16, 2019, Sonia Massai (King’s College London) will give a talk titled “Current Developments in Shakespeare and Performance Studies” at the School of Arts and Humanities, University of Coimbra, Sala Ferreira Lima, 6 pm (18h00). This event is organized by the PhD Programme in Materialities of Literature and the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures.
Massai started teaching in the English Department at King’s College London in 2003. Since then, she has acted as Vice Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities and has developed and convened an MA in “Early Modern English Literature: Text and Transmission”, taught in partnership with the British Library. This MA has been running for ten years and has trained graduate students who now work in publishing, higher education, or as curators and research fellows in major libraries and art galleries in the UK and US.
Massai is Principal Investigator (PI) of a research project on ‘Wartime Shakespeare’ funded by the Leverhulme Trust. She was also a Leverhulme Trust Research Fellow in 2006/7 and was short-listed for the ‘Young Researcher of the Year’ Award for the Times Higher Education Supplement Awards in 2007. In 2010, she was selected for the King’s College London Student Union President’s Wreaths Award, which is given to members of staff in recognition of ‘truly extraordinary serviced to the KCLSU/college community and commitment to improving the student experience’.