Abdulhamit Arvas is a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Shakespeare in the Drama Department at Vassar College, NY. He earned his PhD in English from Michigan State University in 2016. His research interests include gender and sexuality in early modern England and the Ottoman Empire; cross-cultural encounters in the Mediterranean; Islam in the Renaissance, and global Shakespeare. His current book project, Traveling Sexualities, Beautiful Boys, and Anglo-Ottoman Encounters, concerns intricately connected cultural networks and sexual histories linking the Ottoman Empire and England in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. His publications have appeared in journals and edited collections such as Shakespeare Survey, The Cambridge History of Gay and Lesbian Literature, The Postcolonial World, and New International Voices in Ecocriticism.