I am an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Houston. My research focuses on late-medieval literary and historical writing, with a particular interest in the history of poetry and poetics. In addition, I study the material and intellectual afterlives of the Middle Ages. I use archival research to recover overlooked medieval texts and research the history of scholarship on the Middle Ages, from the manuscript-collecting practices of sixteenth-century antiquarians to the textbooks scholars use today.

I recently published  Literatures of the Hundred Years War, a collection of essays I co-edited with R.D. Perry and available open access from Manchester University Press. Currently, I am working on my first book, Under Siege: Perpetual Warfare and Late Medieval Literature, which examines how war shaped late-medieval literary history. I am a 2024-25 Solmsen Fellowship at the Institute for Research in the Humanities at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and my research has been supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Huntington Library, Folger Shakespeare Library, and the Strarthmatine Trust.

My work on medieval literary history, siege warfare, and manuscript studies has appeared in Modern Language Quarterly, New Medieval Literatures, and Medium Ævum.  My public-facing scholarship has appeared in The Millions, Full Stop, Avidly, Public Seminar, and the Folger Shakespeare Library’s Collation blog.

Originally from Manchester, England, I studied in Edinburgh and Berlin before a Thouron Award brought me to the US. I received my Ph.D. in English from the University of Pennsylvania in 2021.

Header image: Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Bodl. Rolls 3, row 4.