Lisa M. Robinson

Lisa M. Robinson

B.A. in English, Arcadia University

M.A. in Performance Studies, New York University





Lisa is a PhD Candidate at St. John’s University, and an Adjunct Professor currently teaching ENG1100C, Literature in a Global Context. Her dissertation focuses on the productive intersections of ecocriticism and queer theory in Shakespeare’s tragedies. She also sits on the board of the English Graduate Organizing Committee at St. John’s.

Her research interests include Shakespeare, early modern drama, performance theory, gender and queer studies, ecocriticism, medieval secular drama, and eighteenth century landscape culture. Lisa has presented papers exploring these possibilities at the 2017 ASTR conference, “The Mothering Force of the Sea: the Globe, the Earth, and Twelfth Night;” the 2018 NeMLA conference, “Othello’s Byproduct: How the Posthuman Provides Positive Human/Landscape Consummation;” and the 2018 Shakespeare Association of America Conference, “Posthuman Queer Ecosexuality: Love on and in the Heath.”

Lisa’s Masters in Performance Studies from NYU Tisch focused on the big budget Broadway musical, and how technological advancements in theatre control emotional responses and disallow inherent audience connections.