A full version of my CV is accessible here.


Academic Appointments

Assistant Professor of English, University of Houston, 2021-present


Ph.D. in English, University of Pennsylvania, 2021

M.A. in English, University of Pennsylvania, 2014

M.A. (Hons.) in English Literature, University of Edinburgh, 2012

Selected Publications

Full information including public-facing scholarship available here.

Book Projects

Under Siege: Perpetual Warfare and Late Medieval Literature.

Literatures of the Hundred Years War with R.D. Perry (University of Denver). Manchester University Press, 2024. Available open access.

Peer-Reviewed Publications

“Medieval Scottish Historians and the Contest for Britain.” Modern Language Quarterly, 82.2 (2021): 149-175. 

“‘Wereyed on every side’: Geoffrey Chaucer’s Troilus and Criseyde and the Logic of Siege Warfare.” New Medieval Literatures 20 (2020): 74-106.

“A New Manuscript of Knyghthode and Bataile. With A.S.G. Edwards (University of Kent), Medium Ævum 87.1 (2018): 137-141.

Book Chapters

“Scotland” in A Global History of Medieval Travel Writing: European Perspectives, ed. Sebastian Sobecki. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, forthcoming. 

Alliance, Antagonism, and Resistance: Scotland in the Hundred Years War.” Literatures of the Hundred Years War, 78-102. 

Book Reviews

Michelle Warren, Holy Digital Grail. Modern Language Quarterly, 85.3 (2024).

Katherine H. Terrell, Scripting the Nation: Court Poetry and the Authority of History in Late Medieval Scotland (2021). Studies in the Age of Chaucer 44 (2022): 433-436.

Bellis, Joanna. The Hundred Years War in Literature, 1337-1600(2016). Review of English Studies, 68.283 (2017): 168-170.

Encyclopedia Entries

“The Hundred Years War” and “The Yeoman” in The Chaucer Encyclopedia, gen. ed. Richard Newhauser (Wiley-Blackwell, 2023): 919-921, 1987-1989.

Fellowships, Grants, and Awards


Solmsen Fellowship, Institute for Research in the Humanities, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2024-25

Summer Stipend, National Endowment for the Humanities, 2024

William Lee Pryor College Professorship in English, University of Houston, 2023-24

Huntington Library Exchange Fellowship with Jesus College, Oxford, 2022

Short-Term Fellowship, Folger Shakespeare Library, 2021


Centennial Grant, Medieval Academy of America, 2024
Research Grant, Strathmartine Trust, 2020
Discretionary Director’s Scholarship, Rare Book School, University of Virginia, 2020
Graduate Student Committee Travel Grant, Medieval Academy of America, 2017
Reginald Foster Fund Scholarship, Paideia Institute for Humanistic Study, 2016
Grant in Innovation and Community-Building, Medieval Academy of America, 2015


Honorable Mention, Diane Hunter Dissertation Prize, University of Pennsylvania, 2022
Graduate Student Essay Prize, Delaware Valley Medieval Association, 2019
R.W. Southern Prize, Sewanee Medieval Colloquium, Sewanee: The University of the South, 2018

University of Houston

RISE Grant, 2024
Research Progress Grant, 2024
Small Grants Program, 2023
CLASS Book Completion Grant, 2023
New Faculty Research Grant, 2022
Martha Gano Houstoun Research Grant in Literary Criticism, 2022

University of Pennsylvania

School of Arts and Sciences Dissertation Completion Fellowship,2019-20
King’s College Fellowship, 2016
Benjamin Franklin Fellowship, 2015-19
Thouron Award, 2013-15

University of Edinburgh

Sir William Darling Memorial Prize, 2012
Erasmus Exchange with Freie Universität, Berlin, 2010-11
Barnson Bequest, 2009


More information available here.

University of Houston

Postclassicisms (Graduate Course)
Chaucer (Graduate Course)
Premodern Poetics (Graduate Course)
Introduction to Literary Studies
Writing in the Discipline
Riot and Rebellion in Medieval Literature
War and Representation