Carla E. Neuss is a doctoral candidate and theatre practitioner. She is currently completing her PhD in Theatre and Performance Studies at UCLA. She earned her B.A. in English Literature at U.C. Berkeley and her Master's in Medieval Studies at the University of Oxford. Her current research focuses on questions of efficacy, affect, and phenomenology within transnational performances that engage with medievalism in the 20th and 21st centuries. Her writing has been published in Theatre Journal and the Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism. As a playwright and director, her work has been staged in the U.S., U.K. and Ecuador, garnering recognition the Soho Theatre's Verity Bargate Award, the International Student Playscript Competition, Oxford University Drama Society New Writing Competition, and the UCLA Tim Robbins Award in playwriting.