Dr. Emily O'Brien is a research associate at the School of English, Trinity College Dublin, where she has taught and lectured on sixteenth-century literature, Shakespeare, and theatre. She received her PhD from Trinity College Dublin in 2013 for a thesis on early modern murder plays and pamphlets. During her postgraduate studies, she was awarded a Trinity College Dublin studentship and an Irish Research Council Government of Ireland scholarship. She is currently revising her doctoral research for publication as a monograph, and working on a number of article projects. She participates in the Irish Renaissance Seminar and is a member of its steering committee. She is one of the founders of the academic blog Shakespeare in Ireland.