Assistant professor of medievalish things at Wayne State (Detroit, Michigan) since 2013. Formerly a Harper-Schmidt Fellow in the School of Humanities at University of Chicago.


2011 University of Notre Dame (PhD, English Literature)

2005 Western Michigan University (MA, Medieval Studies)

2002 University of Rochester (BA, English)


Articles and chapters:

“An Ethical History of the Self in the Old English Boethius,” in The Legacy of Boethius in Medieval England, ed. A. Joseph McMullen and Erica Weaver (Tempe, AZ: ACMRS, 2018), pp. 71-88.

“The Talking Dead: Exhortations of the Dead to the Living in Anglo-Saxon Literature,” in Dealing with the Dead: Mortality and Community in Medieval and Early Modern Europe, ed. Thea Tomaini (Leiden: Brill, 2018), pp. 17-35.

“Langlandian Economics in James Yonge’s Gouernaunce: Translation and Ethics in Fifteenth-Century Dublin,” in New Directions in Medieval Manuscript Studies and Reading Practices: Essays in Honor of Derek Pearsall, ed. Kathryn Kerby-Fulton, John J. Thompson, and Sarah Baechle (Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 2014), pp. 251-70.

“Isidore of Seville and the Old English Boethius,” Medium Ævum (2014):

“Denial of God, Mental Disorder, and Exile: The Rex iniquus in Daniel and Juliana,” Journal of English and Germanic Philology 111 (2012): 425-50.

“The Aesthetics of Resurrection: Goldwork, the Soul, and the Deus artifex in The Phoenix,” Review of English Studies 63 (2012): 1-19.

“The Mermedonian Computus,” Philological Quarterly 89 (2011): 141-57.

“‘Min herte is growen into ston’: Ethics and Activity in John Gower’s Confessio Amantis,” Comitatus 36 (2005):15-40.


Book reviews:

“Andrew Fear and Jaime Wood, eds., Isidore of Seville and his Reception in the Early Middle Ages: Transmission and Transformation of Knowledge (Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2016),” The Medieval Review; available online at https://scholarworks.iu.edu/journals/index.php/tmr/article/view/23485

“Nicola Griffith, Hild,” Medievally Speaking; available online at http://medievallyspeaking.blogspot.com/2014/07/griffith-hild.html

“Sean Gurd, ed., Philology and Its Histories (Ohio State University Press, 2010),” Journal of Prose Studies 34 (2012): 164-66.



Monograph-in-progress: The Incorporated Self in Anglo-Saxon England

Collection-in-progress: Anglo-Saxon Women, with Emily Butler and Irina Dumitrescu

Articles in preparation: “Women’s Anger in Anglo-Saxon England”; “‘Most like a flame’: Grendel’s Anger, Grendel’s Eyes”; “Alfred, Ælfric, and andgit


International Society of Anglo-Saxonists

Medieval Academy

Modern Language Association

National Chaucer Society

Society of Medieval Feminist Studies

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