II was awarded my BA in English and Medieval Studies (Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa) from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts in 2011. Shortly after, I earned the MPhil in English (Distinction) from St Hilda’s College, University of Oxford in 2013. I then moved to King’s College London, where I was awarded my PhD in Palaeography and Manuscript Studies in 2017. I am currently a postdoctoral researcher on the ERC-funded project ‘A Consolidated Library of Anglo-Saxon Poetry’ (CLASP) based in the English Faculty. Within the context of the project, my research focuses on identifying those manuscripts that contain Anglo-Latin poetry (that is, Latin poetry produced either in early medieval England or by Anglo-Saxons abroad c. 650-1100), creating new transcriptions of the poems, and analysing the poems for their poetic functions. I also currently serve as a Senior Pro-Proctor of the University.
Research and Teaching
- Insular Palaeography & Manuscript Culture (especially early medieval Brittany, Cornwall, England, and Wales and the adoption of Caroline minuscule)
- Manuscript Transmission, Dissemination, and Reception of Anglo-Latin Poetry
- Cross-Cultural Literary and Scribal Connections between Wessex, Brittany, and Francia
I am primarily interested in the morphology of the Insular script system, especially those scribes who adopt Caroline minuscule within their pre-existing scribal tradition, and what historical questions this palaeographical evidence can lead to. Within the scope of the CLASP project, my research concerns the identification and analysis of Anglo-Latin poetry. In particular, I research the manuscript witnesses of Anglo-Latin poetry and their wider transmission, dissemination and reception, especially via the Continent.
I have taught palaeography at King's College London, The Warburg Institute, and Oxford University.
'Standardization Through Hybridization: The Morphology of Nascent English Caroline', in 'Change' in Medieval and Renaissance Scripts and Manuscripts: Proceedings of the 19th Colloquium of the Comité international de paléographie latine (Berlin, 16-18 September, 2015), ed. by Eef Overgaauw and Martin Schubert (Turnhout: Brepols, 2019).
'Palaeography and Manuscript Studies', Brill Handbook of Medieval Latin Liturgy, ed. by Andrew Irving and Daniel DiCenso (Leiden: Brill, forthcoming 2020).
'A Palaeographic Reconsideration of the ‘Hand D’ Corpus' (forthcoming).
'The Textual Tradition of Aldhelm’s Carmen de Virginitate' (forthcoming).
'A New Specimen of Welsh Caroline' (forthcoming).