David Boyles is a PhD student in English Literature at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. His research interests include the role of race in Shakespearean performance and Shakespeare in popular culture. He completed his B.A and M.A. at Arizona State University. His Master’s thesis, “Uncontrollable Othellos: Appropriations in Film and Television,” explored how popular culture appropriations of Othello reflect racial anxiety about the role.
His first publication, “Othello, Race, and Cultural Memory on Cheers,” is published in the Spring 2010 issue of Popular Culture Review.