I am a medievalist specializing in Anglo-Saxon and Old Norse literatures and languages and have taught on topics ranging from medieval and early modern lit to world mythologies, environmental lit, critical theory, and the literature of death and dying. My research focuses on representations of space and the environment in Anglo-Saxon poetry, as well as on death in medieval Icelandic texts.

Currently, I am an Acquisitions Editor for Medieval Institute Publications at Kalamazoo, Arc-Humanities Press, and Amsterdam University Press, seeking projects for the following series:

Places and Spaces, Medieval to Modern

Richard Rawlinson Center Series in Anglo-Saxon Studies

Environmental Humanities in Pre-Modern Cultures

Medieval Media Cultures

Teaching the Middle Ages

New Queer Medievalisms


Ph.D. in English literature, Western Michigan University

M.A. in Early Medieval Studies, University of York

B.A. in English and History, University of Maryland Baltimore County

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