I teach and study the entire Medieval and Early Renaissance periods, but I specialize in Early Medieval Literature with a focus in Early Medieval England, medieval manuscripts, and a little Late Antiquity for good measure. My areas of interest for teaching and research purposes include (but often wander outside of): Early English codicology; Old English language and literature; memory studies; LA/medieval cultural geography, cosmography, and travel narratives; LA, medieval, and Early Modern ethnography and exploration; early Latin saint’s lives; Latin texts in English translation; monsters and teratology; Chaucerian dream poems; Renaissance poetry; and Ancient to modern drama. My current research interests include the textual and codicological history of the Beowulf-Manuscript (London, BL Cotton Vitellius A.xv, part 2), the earliest Latin St. Christopher legend, and the OE and Latin versions of Orosius’ History against the Pagans.
I completed my Ph.D. in English, with specializations in Medieval Literature and Digital Humanities, in June 2011. While a student at UCLA, I worked closely with the medieval manuscripts and digital humanities initiatives at UCLA was twice the recipient of the British Library’s Internship in Illuminated Manuscripts. After graduating, I worked as a Mellon-funded postdoctoral researcher at Saint Louis University’s Center for Digital Humanities, where I helped to develop T-PEN (Transcription for Paleographical and Editorial Notation) and Tradamus—software applications that assist scholars in transcribing manuscripts and creating digital editions. After my postdoctoral research, I taught for a year as a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Puget Sound’s department of English. I’ve published on medieval manuscripts, the digital humanities, and medieval film music. While writing her dissertation, I started an online business selling mid-century design objects to clients worldwide. My shop has been featured in Apartment Therapy, Gourment magazine, and Etsy and has sourced products for Mad Men, Anthropologie, and Hawaii 5-0, among others. Currently, I live in Seattle and works as a Senior Curator at Amazon Books, where I curate the selection of titles for many categories in Amazon’s growing network of brick-and-mortar bookstores, including Art & Design, Graphic Novels, and Science Fiction.
Medieval literature, Chaucer, theology and literature, early Irish poetry, medieval history, manuscript studies, modern medievalisms, history of literary criticism, historical linguistics
Middle English Literature; Chaucer; medieval romance; manuscript culture
Late medieval English poetry, prose, and manuscripts
Literary theory; editorial theory
History and structure of the English language
Early Medieval Literature (espec. Old English), paleography and manuscript studies, history of text technologies, digital editing, phenomenology of the book
I study medieval English and Icelandic literature and manuscript culture, in particular annotation practices.
The ‘Exeter Book,’ Old and Middle English poetry, Digital Humanities, textual editing/criticism, medieval medicine, palaeography and manuscript studies, digital reconstructions, Medievalism, Post-Colonial Studies.
I am a New Haven-based student of medieval English literature and culture, and will be a 2017-18 Junior Research Fellow at the Institute of Advanced Studies, University College London. I am currently working on a book project on the rhetoric of the sciences and vernacular literary culture in late-medieval England. I am also interested in manuscript studies and medievalism in the Americas. I earned a Ph. D. in English from Yale University in spring 2017.
My research interests lie in two related areas. I work on French and comparative medieval literature and manuscripts (German, Italian, English, Latin). My research takes a historical approach to literature and focuses on power relations, transgression, sex, violence, the body, intersectionality, and marginalized populations. These research interests, combined with my knowledge of technology, also relate to my work on ethical, equitable, accessible technology in the field of human-computer interaction (HCI) within computer science. Further I am interested in Hindi and Tamil languages and cultures and digital humanities. I work as a consultant in addition to my teaching experience.