PhD with distinction, Columbia University

MA, University of York

BA, Brown University

I am Associate 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 the material production and illumination of English literature between 1350 and 1500, as well as the visual and material culture of politics at the end of the Middle Ages. My book, The Art of Allusion: Illuminators and the Making of English Literature, 1403-1476 (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2018) presents the first major art historical study dedicated to the emergence of the Middle English literary canon as an illustrated corpus. 

I have received generous support and awards from the National Humanities Center, 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.

In 2019 I was awarded the Medieval Academy of America’s CARA Award for Excellence in Teaching as well as a College Outstanding Teaching Award from UMass Amherst.

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

For my publications and CV (which contains my contact information), please visit my page on academia.