University of Washington, Information School, Masters of Library and Information Science, 2010
University of Toronto, Centre for Medieval Studies, Doctorate in Medieval Studies
University of Chicago, Masters of Arts in the Social Sciences
Whitman College, Bachelor of Arts in History, summa cum laude


“Legal Responses to Crusading Violence Against Jews.” In Religious Minorities in Christian, Jewish and Muslim Law (5th-15th Centuries). Turnhout: Brepols, 2017.
“Interpretation, negotiation, and adaptation: Converting the Jews in Gerhard of Mainz’s collectio.” In Jews in Early Christian Law: Byzantium and the Latin West, 6th-11th Centuries, pp. 119-129. Turnhout: Brepols, 2013.
“The Inquisitor as Archivist: Surprise, Fear, and Ruthless Efficiency in the Archives.” American Archivist 75, no. 1 (Spring/Summer, 2012): 56-80.
“Rebellious Youth and Pliant Children: Converts in Adolescence.” In Medieval Life Cycles: Continuity and Change, pp. 183-210. Turnhout: Brepols, 2013.
“A Convert of 1096: Guillaume, Monk of Flaix, Converted from the Jew.” Viator 39, no. 1 (Spring, 2008): 1-22.


When is a Jew not a Jew? Defining the limits of forced baptism in Canon Law. Article in progress.



American Library Association
  Association of College and Research Libraries
  Western European Studies Section
  Rare Books and Manuscripts Section
Medieval Academy of America
Phi Beta Kappa

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