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I am currently a Ph.D. candidate in medieval history at Boston College, where I began my studies in 2019. From 2015 to 2017, I attended Yale University as a Marquand Scholar, where I received my M.A. in religion from the Divinity School. I also hold my B.A. in history and classics from Bard College, where I attended from 2011 to 2015 as an Excellence and Equal Cost Scholar.

My current research interests include: early medieval translation and vernacularity; lived religion in early medieval Britain; the medieval reception of Christian apocryphal texts; and Old English poetry, especially “The Dream of the Rood.”

I previously worked in the academic publishing industry, during which time I held editorial positions at Wiley-Blackwell, Yale Law School, and Harvard Medical School. At Yale Divinity School, I re-founded the previously defunct scholarly journal of religion Glossolalia, and served as its editor in chief from 2016 to 2018.

Education

Ph.D. (History), Boston College, in progress
M.A. (Religion), Yale University, 2017
B.A. (History & Classics), Bard College, 2015

Projects

My book review of Jordan Zweck’s Epistolary Acts (University of Toronto Press, 2018) was recently published in Reading Religion, an online publication of the American Academy of Religion.

My new translation of the Old English poem, “The Dream of the Rood,” is forthcoming in volume 3 of New Testament Apocrypha, set to be published by Eerdmans in 2021. To accompany the translation, Samuel Osborn and I co-authored a new introduction to the poem.

Chance Bonar and I co-organized the New Testament and Early Christian Studies Conference, successor to the annual Harvard-Yale-Brown Day, which was initially scheduled to be held at Boston College on April 3, 2020. Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, we have postponed the event to a future date TBD.

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