I am a medievalist specializing in the vernacular religious literatures of England, France, and the Low Countries. I received my Ph.D. from the University of California-Davis in May of 2013. As a Fulbright Scholar and Fellow of the Belgian American Educational Foundation, I worked as a Visiting Researcher at the University of Antwerp’s Ruusbroec Institute, and was a Visiting Scholar at the University of Liège. I have published articles and book chapters on Middle English devotional literature, medieval Flemish mysticism, and Anglo-Norman hagiography. In addition to my primary research interest in high- and late-medieval religious cultures, I also pursue research in manuscript studies and book history and in the intersection of critical theory and medieval studies. My current project compares the translation and textual production of women’s visionary texts from medieval England and the Low Countries, examining authors such as Julian of Norwich, Margery Kempe, and Hadewijch of Brabant. I am also researching a future project tracing the manuscript culture of dynastic genealogy in late-medieval England. I have taught courses in Chaucer, medieval drama, early British literature, and visionary literature; and I look forward to developing new courses here at UTEP on the Middle Ages and their reception.
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