About

PhD with distinction, Columbia University

MA, University of York

BA, Brown University

I am Assistant Professor of Medieval Art and Architecture in the Department of the History of Art & Architecture at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. My research focuses on manuscript illumination of northern Europe and the British Isles, with special attention to theories of rulership, propaganda, and visual historiography. My book, The Art of Allusion: Illuminators and the Making of English Literature, 1403-1476 (University of Pennsylvania Press, forthcoming 2018) presents the first major art historical study dedicated to the emergence of the Middle English literary canon as an illustrated corpus. 

My research has received support and awards from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), the British Academy, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Bibliographical Society of America, the Huntington Library, the Warburg Institute, CASVA at the National Gallery of Art, the Whiting Foundation, the Medieval Academy of America, the Association for Manuscripts and Archives in Research Collections, the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, and the American Trust for the British Library, among others.

I have also written public scholarship for The Washington Post and The Atlantic.

For my publications and CV, please visit my page on academia.