I am a historian of medieval religion, with particular interests in women’s and gender history, and the history of Central Europe. I am currently a Teaching Fellow in Medieval History at the University of Edinburgh. Previously, I was a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow at Aalborg University (2019-2021), a Teaching Fellow in Medieval History at the University of Edinburgh (2016-2019) and a Teaching Fellow in Medieval History at the University of Leeds (2015-2016).



2011–2015 PhD in History, University of Leeds (awarded in January 2016). Title: ‘Constructing Dynastic Franciscan Identities in Bohemia and the Polish Duchies’. Supervisors: Professor Emilia Jamroziak and Dr Melanie Brunner. Examiners: Professor Gábor Klaniczay (Central European University) and Dr William Flynn (University of Leeds). Funded by the AHRC.
2010–2011 MA, Medieval and Renaissance Culture, University of Southampton, 2010– 2011 (Distinction)
2007–2010 BA, English and History, University of Sheffield, 2007–2010 (First Class Honours; recipient of the Sir Ian Kershaw Dissertation Prize for the best dissertation on a subject outside of British History)

Other Publications

Peer-reviewed publications

  • ‘Royal Women, the Franciscan Order, and Ecclesiastical Authority in Late-Medieval Bohemia and the Polish Duchies’, in Authority and Power in the Medieval Church, c.1000–c. 1500, ed. Thomas Smith (Turnhout: Brepols, 2020), 269–284

  • ‘Hagiography as Institutional Biography: Medieval and Modern Uses of the Thirteenth-Century Vitae of Clare of Assisi’, in Writing the Lives of People and Things, AD 500-1700, ed. Robert Smith and Gemma Watson (Aldershot: Ashgate, January 2016), 261–280

Forthcoming peer-reviewed publications

  • ‘Crusading against Bosnian Christians, c. 1234–1241’, in Crusading against Christians in the Middle Ages, ed. Mike Carr, Nikolaos Chrissis, and Gianluca Raccagni (Palgrave: forthcoming), 13 pages

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