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Curriculum Vitae


2018–present      Visiting Assistant Professor of English, Oklahoma State University

2017–2018         Visiting Lecturer, Department of English, Indiana University

2016–2017         New Chaucer Society Postdoctoral Fellow, Saint Louis University

2015–2016      Visiting Lecturer, Department of English, Indiana University 


Ph.D. English Literature, minor in Medieval Studies — Indiana University, Bloomington, 2015

M.A. English Literature — Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, 2008

B.A.  English Creative Writing, minor in German — Oklahoma State University, Stillwater

Research and Teaching Interests

Middle English literature; Chaucer; medieval and renaissance drama; lyric studies; Querelle des femmes (the medieval 'nature of women debate'); gender studies; long fifteenth century; Arthurian literature; cultural studies; codicology; material culture; Arabic and Hebraic roots of courtly love 


  • "Outcast Lyrics: Medieval Reading vs Modern Editing Practices." in Negotiating Boundaries in Medieval Literature and Culture: Essays on Language, Difference, and Reading Practices in Honor of Thomas Hahn. Ed. by Valerie B. Johnson and Kara L. McShane, De Gruyter, 2022.

  • “A Series of Unfortunate Events: Collation Errors in Hoccleve’s Letter of Cupid.” Notes & Queries. June, 2020.

  • “Buried in an Hert: French Poetics and the Ends of Genre in Chaucer’s ‘The Complaint Unto Pity.’” The Chaucer Review51, no. 2 (2016): 187-208.

  •  “The Findern Manuscript (CUL Ff.1.6).” Oxford Bibliographies. Oxford University Press. (Feb, 2018). 



  • Playing the Game of Love: Intertextuality in the Findern Manuscript. New Century Chaucer Series, University of Wales. (Forthcoming). 

Invited Lectures

  • “Assembling Arguments: The Collecting and Repurposing of Texts for the Late-medieval Nature of Women Debate.” Making the English Book Conference, Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Yale University, October 2017.

  • “Defending Women: Re-reading the Findern Manuscript as an Artifact of Late Medieval Social Reading Practices.” Textual Revolutions Series. English Department. Saint Louis University, February 2017

  •  “Teasing Out the Interactive Reading Practices of CUL Ff.1.6.” Marco Manuscript Workshop. The Marco Institute for Medieval and Renaissance Studies. University of Tennessee, February 2016. 

  •  “‘In Earnest and in Game’: Reading the Findern MS as an Archaeological Artifact from a Late Medieval Game of Love.” Helen Ann Mins Robbins Fellow Lecture. Robbins Library, University of Rochester, April 2013.

Conference Presentations

  • "Signs of Book-borrowing and Text Transmission in Late-Medieval Derbyshire." Early Book Society Conference, Bangor, Wales (Virtual.)

  • "Gender Conventions of the Querelle des Femmes in Late Fifteenth-Century Extracts of Gower and Chaucer." International Congress of the John Gower Society, Notre Dame, IN, 2020.

  •  “Letting Gower Teach the Game of Love.” International Congress of the John Gower Society, Durham, England, 2017.

  •  “Sowing the ‘Seed of Conpleynte’: Surveying the Manuscript Contexts for Middle English Querelle des FemmesTexts.” Early Book Society Conference, Durham, England, 2017.

  •  “Querelle over and in the Findern MS (CUL MS Ff.1.6): An Analysis of Women's Names and Female Voices within the Manuscript.” International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, 2016. 

  •  “Translating Lechery to Love: Reading ‘Apollonius of Tyre’ within the Findern MS  (CUL Ff.I.6).” International Congress of the John Gower Society, University of Rochester, 2014.

  •  “In Earnest and in Game: A Reconsideration of Women’s Voices in the Findern MS.” International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, 2014.

  •  “Sweet Words of Love and Tart Replies: The Signs of Playful Literate Practices in the Findern MS (CUL Ff.1.6).” International Medieval Conference, Leeds, England, 2013.

  •  “Touching Hands in the Dance: The formal linkages governing text selection and production in CUL MS Ff.1.6.” Early Book Society Conference, St. Andrews, Scotland, 2013.

  •  “'Sometyme y lovyd': A look at fifteenth-century gentry women’s participation in the “game of love” within the Findern MS (CUL Ff.1.6).” Medieval Academy of America Meeting, Knoxville, 2013.

  •  “Playing the Game: Recovering the Social and Manuscript Context for the Textual Interplay in the Findern Manuscript (CUL Ff.1.6)” New Chaucer Society Biennial Congress, Portland, 2012.

  • "'Synge with mery hert this song with us'; Exploring the Interpretive Implications of the Musical Fragments and Manuscript Context of Cambridge MS. Ff.1.6.” Sewanee Medieval Colloquium, 2011. 

  •  “Reading Hoccleve Wrong: Collation Variations of ‘The Letter of Cupid.’” Mid-American Medieval Association Annual Conference, 2009.

  • "Singing from the Book: Capitalum Marks Used as Performance Markers in a Lullaby Lyric from Harley MS 913." International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, 2007.

  • "Bold Bawdry: Malory's Blend of Christianity and Pragmatism in his Treatment of Sexual Infidelity." International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, 2006.

  • "Arming Arthur: The Middle English Inheritance of Arming Scenes from Classical Epics." Mid-American Medieval Association Conference. 2005.


Honors and Awards

National Awards

  • New Chaucer Society Postdoctoral Research Fellowship 2016/17 ($50,000)

  • National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Fellowship: "Chaucer's Canterbury Tales," 2016 ($3,300)

  • Schallek Award Recipient, Medieval Academy of America, 2013 ($2,000)

  • Donald Howard Travel Grant, New Chaucer Society 2012 ($500)

  • Helen Mins Robbins Dissertation Fellowship, University of Rochester 2012/13 ($20,000)


Conference Paper Prizes

  • Sewanee Medieval Colloquium Paper Prize, Sewanee Medieval Colloquium 2011 ($200)

  • Jim Falls Paper Prize, Mid-American Medieval Association Conference 2005 ($100)


Selected University Honors

  • Summer Dissertation Fellowship, Indiana University 2014 ($3,000)

  • Western European Studies Research Grant, Indiana University 2013 ($500)

  • GPSO Research Award, Indiana University Summer 2013 ($1,000)

  • Donaldson First Year PhD Fellowship, Indiana University 2008 ($15,000)

  • Robberson Research Fellowship, Oklahoma State University 2005, 2007 ($2,000)

  • Harry M. Campbell Fellowship for Outstanding MA Student, Oklahoma State University 2006



Oklahoma State University

ENGL 3123 H(onors) Mythology, Spring 2020

ENGL 1313 H(onors) Battle of the Sexes: Critical Analysis and Writing, Fall 2019

ENGL 2543 British Literature Survey I, Spring 2019

ENGL 2413 Conversations in Literature, Fall 2019, Spring 2019

ENGL 1113 Composition I,  Fall 2018

ENGL 1213 Composition II, Spring 2018, Fall 2019


Saint Louis University

ENGL 4240-01, cross listed as WGST (Women's and Gender Studies) 4930-01 Chaucer: Canterbury Tales, Spring 2017


Indiana University

ENG L205 Introduction to Poetry, Fall 2014, Spring 2015, 2018

ENG E301 Literatures in English to 1600 (Teaching Assistant), Fall 2013

ENG W231 Professional Writing Fall 2011, 2015, 2017; Spring 2012, 2014, 2016, 2018

ENG W131 Reading, Writing, and Inquiry Fall 2009; Spring 2011, 2016


  • Co-Advisor:  Medieval Studies Group, Oklahoma State University, 2018-19

  • Postdoc Mentor: Woode-Walkers (graduate student writing and professionalization organization), Saint Louis University, 2016-17

  • Presenter: Medieval material culture presentations, K-12 classrooms, 2009–17

  • Graduate Coordinator: Medieval Song School (pronunciation and paleography practice for graduate students), Indiana University, 2014–16

  • Wikipedia Editor: Findern Manuscript page, 2014–19

  • Docent and Setup Crew: Vagantes Medieval Graduate Student Conference, 2013

  • Editor: English Department Graduate Student Handbook, Oklahoma State University, 2006–8

  • Cataloger (Volunteer): Antiphonary Manuscripts, Tulsa University Library Special Collections, 2007

  • President: English Graduate Studies Association, Oklahoma State University, 2007–8

  • Vice-president: English Graduate Studies Association, Oklahoma State University, 2006–7

  • Chair: Development Scholarship Committee, Oklahoma State University, 2008


Archival Research

  • University, Saint John's, Saint Catherine's Libraries, Cambridge, UK (Summer 2013, Summer 2017)

  • British Library, London, UK (Summer 2006, 2013, 2017)

  • Derbyshire Records Office, Matlock, UK (Summer 2013)

  • Pontifical Institute, Toronto, CA (Summer 2007)



Summer Medieval Latin Course, Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Toronto (2007)

Paleography Summer School, University of London (2006)

Training in Medieval Studies​

Latin, Old and Middle English, German, and French (reading ability)

Medieval musical notation styles and musical forms

Material culture and daily life of the Middle Ages

Paleography and codicology


Professional Memberships​

American Association of University Women

College English Association

Early Book Society

International Arthurian Society

International Courtly Literature Society

John Gower Society

Medieval Academy of America

Medieval Association of the Midwest

Mid-American Medieval Association

Modern Language Association

National Council of Teachers of English

New Chaucer Society

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