About

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I am an incoming Ph.D. student in medieval history at Boston College, set to begin my doctoral studies in the fall of 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: Anglo-Saxon history, theology, and material culture; early Christian influences on medieval vernacular literature; classical reception in the Middle Ages; and Boethius’s influence on the Middle Ages.

I also have extensive experience working in the publishing industry, having held editorial positions at Wiley-Blackwell, Yale Law School, and Harvard Medical School. At Academic Studies Press, I conceived and established the series Global Catholicism, one of the first book series dedicated to the interdisciplinary study of Catholicism in the Global South. 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 2019.

Education

Ph.D. (History), Boston College, in progress (beginning fall 2019)
M.A. (Religion), Yale University, 2017
B.A. (History & Classics), Bard College, 2015

Projects

I am currently co-authoring a chapter on the Anglo-Saxon poem, “The Dream of the Rood,” for volume 3 of New Testament Apocrypha, set to be published by Eerdmans in 2021. I am also producing a new translation of the poem for publication in the volume.

Other current projects include an article on classical influences in late antique depictions of Saint Thecla, as well as my ongoing research on medieval vernacular translations of Boethius’s Consolation of Philosophy.

I recently led a Theology on Tap discussion for Saint John the Evangelist Church (Cambridge, MA) on “The Internationalism of Medieval Catholicism: Lessons for the Global Catholic Church Today.”

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