Allison Tyndall is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of English at Stony Brook University. She is currently finishing her dissertation project, which looks at depictions of common people in early modern English history plays, arguing that the invention of certain anachronistic, magnanimous figures in contrast with villainous historical monarchs and aristocrats effects a politicized moral exemplum from the underclasses. She has presented work at Shakespeare Association of America, Sixteenth Century Society Conference, and the Early Modern Research Centre conference (UK), and has participated in an NEH Institute at Folger Shakespeare Library. She has also held a Public Humanities Fellowship with Humanities Institute at Stony Brook and Humanities New York. Prior to coming to Stony Brook, Allison worked for 5 years as a program coordinator at the Steans Center for Community-based Service Learning at DePaul University in Chicago, taught at DePaul and Loyola University Chicago, and served in AmeriCorps*VISTA in Ohio. Allison worked for the Global Citizenship and World Literature Project from Spring 2016 through December 2017.