Farah Karim-Cooper

Farah Karim-Cooper is the Head of Higher Education & Research at Shakespeare’s Globe and Visiting Research Fellow of King’s College London, where she co-convenes the MA in Shakespeare Studies. She is Chair of the Globe Architecture Research Group which oversaw the design and construction of the Globe’s indoor Jacobean theatre, the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse. She was the 2013 Lloyd Davis Visiting Professor at the University of Queensland, and recently the Director of the Globe’s international Shakespeare and Race Festival. She has published two monographs, Cosmetics in Shakespearean and Renaissance Drama (EUP, 2006) and The Hand on the Shakespearean Stage: Gesture, Touch and the Spectacle of Dismemberment (Arden/Bloomsbury, 2016). In addition to publishing numerous articles and essays, she has either edited or co-edited 4 essay collections and is general editor of numerous book series. Karim-Cooper served on the British Library’s Shakespeare exhibition advisory board; the theatre advisory board for the New Oxford Shakespeare (2016), and as a trustee of the Shakespeare Association of America.