About

I am a PhD student in religious studies at the University of Alberta focusing on medieval and early modern England, particularly women and religious ritual.

My current work is centered around ritual material culture. This year I have been writing and presenting on medieval English women and the use of childbirth rituals while tying this in to ideas of earthly communality as well as the spiritual economy. My upcoming presentation, “My Wife’s Best Wedding Girdle”: Communality and Commerce in English Medieval Childbirth Ritual Goods will be presented at the University of Alberta Consuming Religion conference, April 16-17, 2019.

Publications

My Sister, My Enemy: Using Intersectional Readings of Hagar, Sarah, Leah, and Rachel to Heal Distorted Relationships in Contemporary Reproductive Justice Activism

Feminist Theology
2019 | journal-article

Theology Outside the Clinic

CrossCurrents
2017-08-07 | journal-article

DOI: 10.1111/cros.12213

Part of ISSN: 0011-1953

Upcoming Talks and Conferences

“My Wife’s Best Wedding Girdle”: Communality and Commerce in English Medieval Childbirth Ritual Goods at Consuming Religion: Victuals and Consumption in Religious Traditions, University of Alberta, April 16-17, 2019

Memberships

Society for the Study of Early Modern Women

Society for Medieval Feminist Scholarship

North American Association for the Study of Religion

American Academy of Religion

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