Jayme Yeo (Ph.D, Rice University) is an Assistant Professor of English and Director of the English Graduate program. She researches Renaissance devotional poetry, nationalism, and civil unrest, and also works in gender studies and early travel narratives. Her research has inspired service-learning courses that pair poetry with activism, and she has also taught courses in Shakespeare, film, and modern British literature. 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.