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2019 PhD, History, Rutgers University
2011 MA, History, The University of Alabama
2005 BA, English, The University of Alabama, summa cum laude

Academic Appointments

2019–22 Perkins-Cotsen Postdoctoral Fellow, Society of Fellows, Princeton, University
2019–22 Lecturer, Department of History, Princeton University

Selected Publications

For a complete list of my publications, including public-facing scholarship, visit the publications page.

Book Manuscript

How To: Reading Medicine and Science in England, 1400–1600 (in preparation)

Peer-Reviewed Articles

“The ‘Sururgia’ of Nicholas Neesbett: Writing Medical Authority in Later Medieval England,” forthcoming in Social History of Medicine.

“‘Here is a good boke to lerne’: Practical books, the coming of the press, and the search for knowledge, ca. 1400–1560,” Journal of British Studies 58, no. 2 (April 2019): 259–288.

Editions and Translations

Pamela Smith et al., eds., Secrets of Craft and Nature in Renaissance France: A Digital Critical Edition and English Translation of Bibliothèque nationale de France MS Fr. 640,, launched February 6, 2020.

Fellowships, Grants, and Awards


2020 Honorable Mention, Society of Fellows in Critical Bibliography Annual Essay Prize
2018 Dissertation Completion Fellowship, American Council of Learned Societies
2018 Grant-in-aid, Folger Shakespeare Library, Faculty Weekend Seminar
2017 Schallek Award, The Medieval Academy of America and the Richard III Society
2016 Grant-in-aid, Folger Shakespeare Library, Researching the Archive Seminar
2015 Director’s Scholarship, Rare Book School, The University of Virginia


2020 ‘New Project in the Humanities’ David A. Gardner ’69 Magic Project grant
2020 Research Grant, University Committee on Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences


2018 Mellon Dissertation Completion Fellowship, School of Arts & Sciences (Declined)
2017 Special Study Award for Digital Humanities, Graduate School
2016 Mellon Summer Dissertation Research Grant, School of Arts & Sciences
2016 Rutgers Teaching Assistant Professional Development Fund Research Grants

The University of Alabama

2012 Albert Burton Moore Memorial Award for Outstanding Graduate Work in History
2005 Phi Beta Kappa

Courses Taught

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Princeton University (as Instructor of Record)

A History of Words: Technologies of Communication from Cuneiform to Coding
Fertile Bodies: Reproduction from Antiquity to the Enlightenment
Interdisciplinary Approaches to Western Culture I

Rutgers University (as Teaching Fellow)

The Crusades
European Development I

The University of Alabama (as Teaching Assistant)

Western Civilization since 1648
American Civilization to 1865
Western Civilization to 1648
American Civilization since 1865