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medieval, early modern, historiography, literature, culture, queenship, gender studies
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About Me

I’m an academic specializing in medieval and early modern European history and literature, also interested in popular culture, popular medievalism, and fan studies. I have taught literature, history, gender studies, and composition at Georgetown, George Washington University, the University of Maryland at College Park, Southern New Hampshire University, and Simmons College in Boston.

I was awarded my D.Phil. in English Literature from the University of Oxford in 2010. Prior to that, I earned my M.Phil. in European Literature from the University of Cambridge in 2005, and my B.A. in English, French, and Medieval & Renaissance Studies from The Ohio State University in 2004.

Recent Publications

My first book, The Last Plantagenet Consorts: Gender, Genre, and Historiography, 1440-1627 was published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2012 and I am currently working on my second book, Premodern Women in Television Drama: Representation, Realism, and Response. My work has also appeared in ViatorShakespeareCritical SurveyMedieval & Renaissance Drama in EnglandThe Journal of Fandom Studies, and Quarterly Review of Film and Video. I have edited one collection, Fan Phenomenon: Game of Thrones (Intellect, 2017), on my own, and co-edited three others: Place and Space in Children’s Literature (Ashgate, 2015), The Palgrave Handbook of Shakespeare’s Queens (forthcoming, 2018), and Becoming: Essays on NBC’s Hannibal (Syracuse UP, forthcoming, 2019).

Media Coverage
TIME Magazine (June 2017)
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
England, France, United Kingdom, Western Europe
Expertise by Chronology
Medieval, Pre-17th century, Early Modern
Expertise by Topic
Book History, Gender, Women