Kristine Johanson against a red background
Photo by Julia Gunther

As senior lecturer in English Renaissance Literature and Culture, Kristine Johanson is a researcher, teacher, and writer. Her first monograph, Shakespeare’s Golden Ages: Resisting Nostalgia in Elizabethan Drama was published this year as part of Edinburgh University Press’s Critical Studies in Renaissance Culture series. In 2019 her MA course Shakespeare, Sexuality, and Adaptation was a finalist for best MA course in the Humanities and won the Faculty of Humanities’ Education-Audience award. Her first short film, Fever Dreamsco-directed with Daniel Hillel-Tuch and written about the first Corona lockdown, premiered in July 2020 and in December won Best Film at the Amsterdams Buurt Film Festival. In 2018 with John Mabey she was commissioned by Orange Theatre Company to write a play about Brexit. That play, The B Word – Strategies for a Graceful Exit, had a sold-out run at the Westergastheater in Amsterdam.