Jeanette Tran’s teaching and research interests include Early Modern literature, representations of race and ethnicity, the history of cross-cultural encounter, and decorum. She received her B.A. in English from UCLA (2004) and is completing her Ph.D. in English from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her dissertation, “Reorienting Decorum: Representing and Recognizing the Foreign on the Early Modern English Stage,” examines how perceptions of the foreign are mediated by the conventions of the stage in Early Modern drama. In addition to her academic pursuits, Jeanette brings to Gallatin her passion and commitment to helping students succeed inside and outside of the classroom. At UW-Madison, where she worked as an instructor in Writing Center, taught courses in literature and composition, and served as the Asian-American representative on the Multicultural Student Center Advisory Board, she was recognized for her exceptional service to the university’s learning community.