I yoke philology to intersectional feminist theories of identity. My dissertation investigates the construction of old age and its relationship to futurity in late Middle English writing. My other projects draw on the late-antique Latin poet Maximianus, Old English and Middle English texts, and Sir Philip Sidney’s letters, covering a range of topics including neurodiversity and memory, gender(ing), maps and borders, speech, and authorship, and the global Middle Ages. My research on tyranny and speech has spilled over into active participation in and contributions to the current conversation on academic freedom; my research on fourteenth-century rape allegations informs and is informed by my advocacy for sexual harassment survivors within the academy.
Outside of academia, I used to be a professional sailing instructor who raced Laser Radials and J/70s. I continue to garden, brew cyser and home-pressed cider, and run occasional introductory and intermediate Scotch seminars/tastings.
Ph.D. candidate, Medieval Studies, Cornell University
M.A., Medieval Studies, Cornell University, 2016
M.A., English, University of Texas at Austin, 2013
B.A., English and Medieval Studies, Brown University, 2011