Eunwoo Yoo (she/her/hers) is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Theater and Dance at the University of California, Santa Barbara and a recipient of the Fulbright Foreign Student Program scholarship. She holds a B.A. (with honors) and an M.A. (with distinction) in English Language and Literature from Yonsei University, Seoul. At Yonsei, she worked as a qualified consultant of the official College English Tutoring Service (CETS) as well as a teaching assistant in the English Department.
Her research focuses on the literature, theater, and culture of early modern England and proto-Anglo-American colonies, using the theoretical framework of food studies and performance studies to address issues of race, nationalism, and colonialism. Her interdisciplinary research interests include Shakespeare and global Shakespeare, empire studies, post-colonial studies, race and representation, gender and sexuality, affect, and embodiment and corporeality.
At UC Santa Barbara, Eunwoo works as a teaching assistant for a variety of courses in Theater and Dance and as a dramaturg for staged productions, including the Naked Shakes play Immortal Longings, which is a new adaptation of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, Antony and Cleopatra, and George Bernard Shaw’s Caesar and Cleopatra, directed by Irwin Appel. She also served as a reader in the BIPOC reading series sponsored by Risa Brainin’s LAUNCH PAD program.