Old English, Anglo-Latin, medieval law, monasticism, exegesis and the history of hermeneutics (both medieval and modern), paleography and codicology, and critical theory


Ph.D. University of California Berkeley, English and Medieval Studies (2014)


Bonds of Secrecy: Law, Spirituality, and the Literature of Concealment in Early Medieval England (forthcoming, University of Pennsylvania Press, 2019)
Vt hkskdkxt: Early Medieval Cryptography, Textual Errors, and Scribal Agency” Speculum, 93.4 (2018): 975-1009: Download article
“Secrecy and the Hermeneutic Potential in Beowulf” PMLA 133.1 (2018): 36-55: Download article
“Towards the Middle Ages to Come: The Temporalities of Walking with W. Morris, H. Adams, and Especially H. D. Thoreau,” postmedieval 5.2 (2014): Download Article and Abstract
“The Mind, Perception and the Reflexivity of Forgetting in Alfred’s Pastoral Care,” Anglo-Saxon England 42 (2013): 147-82. Download Article and Abstract.
“William Morris’s ‘Golden Wings’ as a Poetic Response to the ‘Delicate Sentiment’ of Tennyson’s ‘Mariana,'” Victorian Poetry 49.3 (2011): 285-99. Download Article.
“Writing Friendship, Mourning the Friend in Late Anglo-Saxon Rules of Confraternity,” Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies 41.2 (2011): 251-91. Download Article and Abstract. Best Article Prize, Honorable Mention, International Society of Anglo-Saxonists (2013)

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