Dr. Gina M. Di Salvo teaches and writes about theatre history, dramatic criticism, Shakespeare, saints, and dramaturgy. She is currently writing a book, The Unexpected Saints of Shakespeare’s Stage:  Hagiography and Early Modern Theatre, that examines saint plays in England across the Reformation divide, from the Middle Ages through the seventeenth century. She has published a book chapter, “The Framing of the Shrew,” and has an essay, “Saints’ Plays and Shoemakers’ Holidays,” forthcoming in the December 2016 volume of Early Theatre. She has received fellowships from the American Association of University Women, the Huntington Library, and the Chicago Humanities Festival, and has participated in scholarly programs at the Folger Institute. A professional dramaturg, Dr. Di Salvo is an artistic associate of Sideshow Theatre Company in Chicago and has dramaturged for Sideshow as well as for other Chicago-area theatres. She received a Ph.D. from Northwestern University, an M.A. from The Ohio State University, and a B.A. from The Catholic University of America.