Dr. Stanev, originally from Bulgaria, received his M.A. from the Ohio State University in 2003 and his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 2009. After teaching at Washington University in St. Louis for a year, he joined the English Department at the University of Louisville in 2010. He specializes in early modern British literature and culture with a particular focus on Renaissance drama. His current research examines the intersection of metropolitan life and the human senses in the works of Shakespeare and his fellow playwrights. His articles have appeared in Postmedieval, ANQ, and Early Theatre, and his book, Sensory Experience and the Metropolis on the Jacobean Stage(1603-1625), was published by Ashgate in 2014.