Julia Reinhard Lupton is professor of English and an award-winning teacher who has taught at UCI since 1989. She is the faculty director of Illuminations, the Chancellor’s Arts & Culture Initiative. In 2013-14, she received a Guggenheim Fellowship for her book project, Shakespeare Dwelling: Habitation, Hospitality, Design. She is a dramaturg for the New Swan Shakespeare Festival and an avid supporter of arts across the curriculum. She is the founding director of Humanities Out There, which promotes service learning for humanities majors. She writes about DIY design with her twin sister, Ellen.