Kathryn Vomero Santos specializes in early modern literature and culture, translation studies, and gender and sexuality studies. She is currently writing a book entitled “Babelian Performances: Early Modern Interpreters and the Theatricality of Translation,” which explores the intersections between early modern English theater and the performative practices of translating in real time between speakers of different languages in a wide range of social, cultural, commercial, political, and colonial interactions.
She is currently completing essays for several forthcoming collections, including The Routledge Handbook of Shakespeare and Animals (eds. Holly Dugan and Karen Raber), Lesser Living Creatures: Insect Life in the Renaissance (eds. Keith Botelho and Joseph Campana), Latinx Shakespeare: Performance, Appropriation, and Pedagogy (eds. Trevor Boffone, Carla Della Gatta, and Katherine Gillen), and The Time is Now: Feminist Leadership in a New Era (eds. Araceli Alonso and Teresa Langle de Paz).
Her research and teaching have been supported by grants and fellowships from the Folger Shakespeare Library, the Huntington Library, UCLA Special Collections, the Renaissance Society of America, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. She was recently elected to serve as the Translation Studies delegate for the Modern Language Association.
Ph.D., English and American Literature, New York University
M.A., English and American Literature, New York University
"'The knots within': Tapestries, Translations, and the Art of Reading Backwards." The Translator's Voice in Early Modern Literature and History, Special Issue of Philological Quarterly, edited by A.E.B. Coldiron, 95:3/4 (Summer-Fall 2016) : 343- 57.
“Hosting Language: Immigration and Translation in The Merry Wives of Windsor.” Shakespeare and Immigration, edited by Ruben Espinosa and David Ruiter. Ashgate, 2014. 59–72.