Chris Klippenstein is a PhD candidate at Columbia University, where she focuses on early modern English drama. Her dissertation explores the unique sociospatial dynamics between early modern neighbours -- including 'atypical' neighbours such as fairies and animals -- as a way of thinking about vulnerability and invasion across the lines of race, species, language, and nationality. Chris has forthcoming work in a "Shakespeare, Race, and Nation" special issue of the journal Shakespeare (ed. Eoin Price and Farah Karim-Cooper), as well as in an essay collection entitled Shakespeare at the Intersection of Performance and Appropriation (ed. Louise Geddes, Kathryn Vomero Santos, and Geoffrey Way). Her most recent acting credits include Much Ado About Nothing (Majesticpiece Theatre, virtual), Romeo and Juliet (Lady Shakes Theatre Co., NYC) and Dulcitius (Poculi Ludique Societas, Toronto).