Dr. Farah Karim Cooper (Present)

As the Head of Course and Research at the Shakespeare’s Globe, Karim-Cooper’s teaching and research focuses on feminist approaches to Shakespeare, material culture, phenomenology and early modern performance, theatre history and early, modern cultural history.

Karim-Cooper is the curator for the Shakespeare and Race festival, a two-day event organised by Shakespeare’s Globe and the University of Sussex, that focuses on the performance of race on the Shakespearean stage and the racial dynamics in play when Renaissance plays are staged today. She considers the intersections of performance race with religion, eroticism, stagecraft and a variety of other subjects.

As a leader in her field, she is a frequently a keynote speaker and panellist and national and international conference on Shakespeare, Renaissance Drama and Theatre Practice.