Assistant Professor, Literature



  • Ph.D. in English and Medieval Studies (UC Berkeley)
  • MA in Creative Writing (UC Berkeley)

Areas of Interest

Old English language and literature, Middle English literature, digital humanities, environmental humanities and eco-criticism, new materialisms, diasporic literatures, identity formation studies

Courses Taught at Wake Forest

  • ENG 165: Riddle Me This: Puzzles, Puns, and Palimpsests
  • ENG 302/602: Beyond England: Early Medieval Travelers, Missionaries, and Immigrants

Selected Publications


  • “The West Saxon Boundary Clause in Context: Celtic and Continental Connections,” Early Medieval Europe (forthcoming)
  • “As Though ‘Wit’ Never Were: The Dual Pronoun as Interpretive Crux in The Wife’s Lament,” JEGP (forthcoming, 2022)
  • “Sweart as Sin: Color Connotation and Morality in Anglo-Saxon England,” in Darkness, Depression and Descent in Anglo-Saxon England, ed. Ruth Wehlau, Richard Rawlinson Center Series in Anglo-Saxon Studies (Kalamazoo, MI: Medieval Institute Publications, 2019), pp. 15-36.
  • “More Than Meets the Eye: Cultural Color Resonances in Old English Literature,” in The Daily Lives of the Anglo-Saxons, ed. Carole Biggam, Carole Hough, and Daria Izdebska, Essays in Anglo-Saxons Studies 8 (Tempe, AZ: ACMRS, 2018), pp. 139-157.
  • BOOK MANUSCRIPT (in progress)
  • The Well-Known Way: Landmarks of Identity in Pre-Conquest England