Bailey Sincox is a scholar of early modern English drama and performance. Her work spans the theater of Shakespeare and his contemporaries, gender studies, reception and adaptation studies (including contemporary theater, film, and the novel), and history of the book. At Princeton, she is currently at work on her first book project, Female Revenge on the Early Modern Stage. The book takes cues from contemporary film to chart how sixteenth- and seventeenth-century dramas of justice-seeking co-construct gender and genre.
Sincox received her Ph.D. from Harvard University. She holds masters degrees from Harvard and the University of Oxford, as well as a B.A. from Duke University. Her academic work has appeared or is forthcoming in Shakespeare Studies, Shakespeare Survey, Shakespeare, Notes and Queries, and Borrowers and Lenders: The Journal of Shakespeare and Appropriation; she has also reviewed academic books for Shakespeare Bulletin and Renaissance Quarterly. She has presented papers at the Shakespeare Association of America Conference, British Shakespeare Association Conference, the Northeast Modern Language Association Conference, the Mahindra Humanities Center, and elsewhere. Beyond the academy, her writing has appeared in The Drift, Harvard Review, The Rambling, and Los Angeles Review of Books.
In fall 2022, Sincox will teach an English Department course “Forms of Literature” entitled “Allegory: From Chaucer to Colson Whitehead.” In spring 2023, she is to co-teach in Princeton’s Humanities Sequence.