I am a PhD candidate studying English Literature and Medieval Studies at the University of California at Santa Barbara. I earned an M.A. in English from UCSB in 2012 and a B.A. in English with Departmental Honors from Seattle University in 2009.
Hagiography and historiography in Anglo-Norman England; revisionist history/speculative history; the long 12th century; Anglo-Norman vernacular texts; the digital humanities; manuscript studies/codicology/new materialism.
My research focuses on post-conquest hagiographies of Anglo-Saxon political figures and how saints' lives inform a political narrative of the past.
Languages: Old English, Middle English, Latin, Medieval Latin, French
Archive of Early Middle English (AEME), Digital Development Contributor, (TEI 5 for XML) 2014-present
Review of How to Make a Human: Animals and Violence in the MIddle Ages by Karl Steel. Comitatus 43 (2012) 286-288.
Projects (Initiatives, Grants, etc.):
Vercelli Book and Anglo-Saxon Studies Grant, Fondazione Museo del Tesoro del Duomo e Archivio Capitolare, 2013.
" XML and Medieval Markup: Encoding Wayfinding Techniques in the Hagiographies of Oxford, Bodleian Library, Laud Misc. 108," The New Chaucer Society, London, England, forthcoming July 2016
“ 'ne sai ki sui' : Speculative History and the Havelok Legend," The International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, Michigan, May 2015.
"Sanctifying the Secular: The Hagiographic Politics of the Havelok Episode in Gaimar's Estoire des Engleis," PAMLA, University of California at Riverside, October 2014.
The Humanities and Technology: Diving into the Digital Humanities, DHSoCal THATCamp, San Diego State University, October 2014
"Sovereign Identity in Guillaume d'Angleterre." The Medieval Association of the Pacific, University of San Diego, March 2013.