Tanya Pollard has a B.A. in English Literature from Yale University ; an M.A. in Classics and English from Magdalen College, Oxford University ; and a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from Yale University. She has taught at Macalester College (Assistant Professor, 1999-2003) and Montclair State University (Assistant Professor, 2003-2007), and is currently Professor of English at Brooklyn College and the Graduate Center, of the City University of New York, where she has taught since 2007. Her research focuses on early modern English theater, with special attention to literary intersections with history of emotion and the body. She has written on early modern English antitheatrical writers, early modern medicine and theater, and early modern theories about audience responses to plays. She is currently writing about sixteenth-century responses to Greek plays, and their consequences for the development of early modern commercial theater.