I’m Associate Professor of English at Rhode Island College with specialization in medieval literature and apocrypha. I’ve written a variety of pieces about pop culture uses of the Middle Ages for my website, The Public MedievalistForces of Geek, the Washington Post, and The Conversation.

My first book, Preaching Apocrypha in Anglo-Saxon England, was published by the University of Toronto Press in 2018, and my second book, The Gospel of Pseudo-Matthew and the Nativity of Mary, was published by Cascade Books in 2019. In 2021, I published Apocrypha for Beginners: A Guide to Understanding and Exploring Scriptures Beyond the Bible with Rockridge Press.

I also love Star Wars. I’ve recently collaborated with Dot Porter at the University of Pennsylvania on a series of videos titled Sacred Texts: Codices Far, Far Away–all about the connections between Star Wars and medieval manuscripts. You can see more about the series here, and you can find the playlist for the videos here.

In my current work, I continue to examine the role of apocrypha in the Middle Ages, as well as the intersections between old media in the medieval world and new media in our own society. As I explore these themes, I hope to engage others in thinking about these subjects in my scholarship, teaching, and writing for the public.

In these pursuits, I am involved in the boards of both the Sources of Old English and Anglo-Latin Literary Culture project (SOEALLC) and the North American Society for the Study of Apocrypha (NASSCAL).

You can read a bit more about me personally from a few of my posts on this site, including this one about my education and how I became a medievalist and this one about how my personal life intersects with my professional interests.

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