Sophie Richardson is a sixth-year Ph.D. student in the English department. Her primary research interests are centered around English Early Modern drama, lyric, and culture, and her current work is on literary representations of surfaces in a selection of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century English texts. Prior to attending Yale, she received her B.A. in comparative literature from Oberlin College, and she welcomes opportunities to revisit French and German from her more multi-lingual college days. She joined the Graduate Writing Lab as a Writing Fellow in September 2018, and this year will be serving as a GWL Teaching Fellow. She loves clear and compelling writing across the disciplines and looks forward to working with others to promote engaging written work, oral presentations, and classroom techniques.