1-PEP_0962I’m an Assistant Professor of English at Utah State University, where I specialize in early modern and eighteenth-century British literature and culture. I’m currently finishing a book manuscript on the relationship between the London public theaters and financial markets, 1688-1763; this book extends my doctoral research, which was completed at the University of Wisconsin with the support of a Mellon-ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship. I am also the Principal Investigator for the London Stage Database, which has been awarded an NEH Office of Digital Humanities Advancement Grant for 2018-2019. My team is currently working to recover and revitalize a unique database of theater records, which will serve as the basis of a new platform for research and teaching on popular culture of the long eighteenth century (1660-1800).