Kathryn Vomero Santos is an Assistant Professor of English and co-director of the Humanities Collective at Trinity University, where she teaches courses in Shakespeare, early British literature, drama, translation studies, adaptation and appropriation studies, critical race studies, and women’s and gender studies. She completed her Ph.D. in the Department of English at New York University, and she earned her bachelor’s degree in English and Textual Studies and Spanish Language, Literature, and Culture from Syracuse University.
Her cross-historical research explores the intersections of performance with the politics of language, empire, migration, and racial formation in the early modern period and in our contemporary moment. Her essays have appeared or are forthcoming in Shakespeare Quarterly, Philological Quarterly, Shakespeare Studies, Borrowers and Lenders, Literature Compass, and various edited collections.
Santos co-edited Arthur Golding’s A Moral Fabletalk and Other Renaissance Fable Translations with Liza Blake for the MHRA Tudor & Stuart Translations Series (2017). With Katherine Gillen and Adrianna M. Santos, she is co-editing The Bard in the Borderlands: An Anthology of Shakespeare Appropriations en La Frontera for ACMRS Press. She is also co-editing a collection of essays entitled Shakespeare at the Intersection of Performance and Appropriation with Louise Geddes and Geoffrey Way. Her current book project, entitled Shakespeare in Tongues, is under contract with Routledge for their Spotlight on Shakespeare series.
Santos serves as the Performance Reviews Editor for Shakespeare Bulletin and the Early Modern Section Editor for The Sundial. She is also a member of the Executive Committee for the MLA Translation Studies Forum and an Arden Shakespeare Fourth Series Fellow.
Before arriving to Trinity, Santos was a member of the Department of English and a co-coordinator of the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program at Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi. While at NYU, she was a Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow in the College Core Curriculum and Part-Time Faculty in the Interdisciplinary Writing Program at the Gallatin School of Individualized Study.