Courtney Bailey Parker is a writer, actor, and literature professor living in the Greater St. Louis area.  She earned her PhD in English Renaissance Literature from Baylor University in 2016, with a research specialty in the plays of William Shakespeare.  Her writing has appeared in Mississippi Quarterly, Literature and Belief, Cahiers Elisabethains, ANQ, Christianity Today, Praxis, and elsewhere.  As an actor, she has worked in the Metro Atlanta area and in Austin, Texas.

Currently, she holds an appointment as an Assistant Professor of English in Greenville College’s Center for Visual Culture and Media Studies.

Portrait Credit: B. J. Parker (find him on Instagram at @bjparkerart)