About Me


I’m a medievalist. My work focuses on Middle English poetry and religious writing. My current book project, Disciplining the Tongue, explores how ethics and aesthetics converged in medieval rules for speech. More generally, I’m interested in emotion, interiority, personhood, and ideas about reading and understanding.

I’ve taught courses in medieval and early modern literature at UC Berkeley and Boston University. I’ve also taught courses in academic writing at Berkeley and Harvard.

You can view my academia.edu page here, and view my CV here.