Jen-Scott Mobley holds a doctorate in Theatre Studies from the City University of New York Graduate Center and an M.F.A. in Dramaturgy and Theatre Criticism from Brooklyn College. She has worked as a production dramaturg in university settings and as a freelancer in New York City, where she worked for companies including The Public Theater, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn Arts Exchange, and The White Horse Theatre Company. Her publications include numerous reviews in Theatre Journal, Shakespeare Bulletin, Ecumenica, and Theatre Survey as well as her book, Female Bodies on the American Stage: Enter Fat Actress (Palgrave 2014.) Her essay “Melodrama, Sensation, and Activism in Lynn Nottage’s Ruined” is forthcoming in 2016 in the Critical Companion to Lynn Nottage (Routledge.).