I am Assistant Professor in the English Department at Rhode Island College. I received my B.A. in English from Houghton College in 2007, my M.A. in Medieval Studies from the University of Connecticut in 2009, and my Ph.D. in Medieval Studies from the University of Connecticut in 2014. My fields of expertise are Old and Middle English, history of the English language, digital humanities, the Bible as/in literature, translation, and the history of the book. Most of my interests in research and teaching encompass what might be called transmission studies: the afterlives of texts, including circulation, translations, adaptations, and re-presentations in various cultures and media.
My first book, Preaching Apocrypha in Anglo-Saxon England, is slated to be published by the University of Toronto Press in 2018. I’m currently working on a full-length introduction, translation, and commentary for the apocryphal Gospel of Pseudo-Matthew, to be published by Polebridge Press in the Early Christian Apocrypha Series.
My future plans look beyond apocrypha, as I am increasingly interested in 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 this subject in my scholarship, teaching, and writing for the public.