Audrey Becker received her M.A. and Ph.D. in English from the University of Michigan. She received her B.A. in English at Barnard College of Columbia University, with a junior year abroad at University of Edinburgh, Scotland. Her research interests include medieval and early modern literature and culture, history of the English language, drama and performance, Shakespeare, Renaissance poetry, Celtic literatures, the history of song from medieval to modern, and literature by and about women from classical antiquity through the early modern period. She co-edited Welsh Mythology and Folklore in Popular Culture: Essays on Adaptations in Literature, Film, Television and Digital Media (McFarland 2011), and has published on Sting and John Dowland. She has been at Marygrove since 2008. She has a background as a freelance writer and as a performing songwriter; her songs have been heard on a number of national television shows including Dr. 90210, Guiding Light, and The E! True Hollywood Story: Drew Barrymore.