Mira Kafantaris

Senior Lecturer


Mira Assaf Kafantaris earned her PhD in English from The Ohio State University, where she is currently a Senior Lecturer. She is working on a study on the theorization of royal marriage, foreign queens and cultural mixing in early modern drama. She is the recipient of the highly competitive Presidential Fellowship from The Ohio State University and several grants-in-aids from the Folger Institute to attend seminars at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C..

At Ohio State, she has taught several writing and literature courses, including Introduction to Shakespeare, Introduction to British Literature: Medieval to Eighteenth Century and First- and Second-Year Writing. She is recipient of the First-Year Writing Teaching Award from the Department of English.

Selected Publications

  • “Protestant Purity and the Anxieties of Cultural Mixing in William Shakespeare’s and John Fletcher’s Henry VIII.” The Palgrave Handbook of Shakespeare Queens, edited by Kavita Mudan Finn and Valerie Schutte, Palgrave Macmillan, 2018, pp. 331-353.
  • Stage History of Volpone.” With Richard Dutton. The Cambridge Edition of the Works of Ben Jonson. Ed. David M. Bevington, Martin Butler, and Ian Donaldson. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012.
Areas of Expertise
  • Early modern literature and culture
  • Comparative literature
  • Gender and race studies
  • PhD, The Ohio State University, 2014
  • MA, American University of Beirut, 2007
  • BA, Lebanese University, 2004

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