Jana Constantin


Jana Constantin is a doctoral researcher currently working towards her PhD under the supervision of Professor Emma Depledge. Her research explores William Shakespeare’s depictions of sleeping characters in his plays and his broader usage of sleep imagery. Her thesis focuses on the consequences of slumber in terms of characterization, plot development, metaphor and language, and thematic issues in plays ranging from Shakespeare’s early period to his late works.

Prior to joining The Institute of English Studies at Unine in 2022, Jana held several legal and trust business related positions with various international institutions and law firms in Geneva.


Research Interests

Early modern drama with an emphasis on William Shakespeare


Academic Background

MLaw - University of Neuchâtel

Diploma in International Trust Management, Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners

Certificates in Shakespeare studies delivered by University of Oxford (DCE), University of California - Berkeley (Extension), University of Cambridge (ICE) and Harvard University (HarvardX).


Grants and Awards

Subvention Egalité Unine - to support research undertaken at the Bodleian Library in Oxford and at the British Library in London (2023).



When her research and family leave her time, Jana enjoys running. Thus far, she has completed 8 marathons.