Bailey Sincox

Perkins-Cotsen Postdoctoral Fellow in the Society of Fellows
Lecturer in the Council of the Humanities, English and Humanistic Studies
2022-2025 Cohort

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, Getting Even: Gender, Genre, and the Revenge Plot in Early Modern Drama and Contemporary Film. 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 StudiesShakespeare Survey, Shakespeare, Notes and Queries, The Seventeenth Century Journal, English Literary Renaissance, 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.