Jayme Yeo (Ph.D, Rice University) is an Assistant Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in English. She researches early modern literature, religion (especially political theology), and political culture. She has also published on medieval poetry and affect, and has a secondary interest in the public humanities--part. Her research has inspired service-learning courses that pair poetry with activism, and she has also taught courses in Shakespeare, film, and critical theory. Her writing courses often ask students to analyze culture through literary metaphors, including one that investigates monsters as figures of cultural anxiety and desire. Her work has appeared in Intersections: Yearbook for Early Modern Studies and Literature and Theology.