Degrees: Ph.D., University of Toronto
Expertise: Medieval studies; textual community in England and the Insular world; Latin and vernacular palaeography and manuscript studies
After completing an undergraduate degree in mathematics at the University of Chicago, I did the natural thing and completed an MA and PhD at the Centre for Medieval Studies at the University of Toronto. My research tends to focus on attitudes towards language, especially in multilingual contexts, and on the ways that texts can foster community, even across great distances in time and space. Most of my teaching is rooted in the Middle Ages, but I also teach Latin, the history of the English language, and a more sociolinguistically inclined course on English as a global language.