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 NEH-funded London Stage Database — a new platform for research and teaching on popular culture of the long eighteenth century (1660-1800), based on a recovery and revitalization of a database of theater records originally developed in the 1970s.