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Brown University
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medieval and early modern French, Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese literary history, Occitan, medieval Latin, gender and violence, race, classical exemplarity, literary representations of art, disability studies, complaint tradition, digital humanities, global middle ages
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About Me

I am an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Comparative Literature and French and Francophone Studies at Brown University, with affiliations in the Program in Medieval Studies and the Center for the Study of the Early Modern World.

My research interests include gender and violence in Medieval and Early Modern texts, power and empire in the chanson de geste and Early Modern epic traditions, Arthurian Romance, the development of the love lyric, classical exemplarity in Medieval and Early Modern literature, and Digital Humanities. My current projects focus on the history of portraiture, violence, gender, and race, representations of disability in Medieval and Early Modern prose compositions, Early Modern Tragedy, and Medieval and Early Modern women’s writing and the (proto)feminist complaint tradition.

My research has recently been supported by the Mellon Foundation, New York University’s Center for the Humanities, the Consortium for History of Science, Technology and Medicine, the Ford Foundation, the American Association of University Women, and the Electronic Cultures Lab and Digital Humanities Institute at the University of Victoria.

Recent Publications
Media Coverage
Country Focus
France, Italy, Portugal, Spain
Expertise by Geography
France, Mediterranean, Spain, Western Europe
Expertise by Chronology
Medieval, Pre-17th century, 17th century, Early Modern
Expertise by Topic
Colonialism, Disability, Gender, Literary History, Medicine, Race, Sexuality, Sexual Violence, Women