Jeanette Tran’s teaching and research interests include Early Modern literature (drama and poetry), representations of race, ethnicity and the foreign, the history of cross-cultural encounter, and decorum as an aesthetic category. She received 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,” argues that theatrical decorum became a key mediating concept for recognizing, and misrecognizing, the foreign on the early modern English stage. By showing the interconnection between decorum and the foreign, her study provides a literary pre-history for the interrogation of the modes of cultural perception that produce knowledge. 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.