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 the stage, film, and the novel), and history of the book. At Princeton, she is completing her first book project, Female Revenge on the Early Modern Stage. The book takes cues from recent films 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 master's degrees from Harvard and the University of Oxford, as well as a B.A. from Duke University. Her academic work has appeared in venues including Shakespeare Studies, Shakespeare Survey, Shakespeare, Notes and Queries, and The Review of English Studies; she has also reviewed academic books for Shakespeare Bulletin and Renaissance Quarterly. Beyond the academy, her writing has appeared in The Drift, Harvard Review, The Rambling, Public Books, and Los Angeles Review of Books. She is working on a new introduction to Much Ado About Nothing for the upcoming Oxford World's Classics editions of Shakespeare.
In fall 2023, Sincox will teach an English Department course “Theater in Early Modern London: The Purpose of Playing,” for which she received a Humanities Council Magic Grant. In spring 2024, she is to co-teach in Princeton’s Humanities Sequence.