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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

2023-24 Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, Wolf Humanities Center, University of Pennsylvania
2023-24 Lecturer, History and Sociology of Science Department, University of Pennsylvania
2022-23 David Bartholomae Postdoctoral Fellow, Writing Program, Rutgers University
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

Reading Practice: The Pursuit of Natural Knowledge from Manuscript to Print (Forthcoming from the University of Chicago Press, Summer 2024)

Peer-Reviewed Articles

“The ‘Sururgia’ of Nicholas Neesbett: Writing Medical Authority in Later Medieval England,” Social History of Medicine, 35, no. 1 (February 2022): 144–169. Access the article here.
* Winner, 2023 J. Worth Estes Prize, American Association for the 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. Access the article here.
* Honorable Mention, 2020 Essay Prize, Society of Fellows in Critical Bibliography, Rare Book School

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.
* Winner, 2021 Eugene S. Ferguson Prize, Society for the History of Technology

Invited Essays

“How to Cure a Horse, or, the Difference Between the Knowledge of Experience and the Experience of Knowledge,” Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences 52, no. 4 (2022): 547–552. Access the essay here.

Works in Progress

Journal Forum Co-editor (with Hannah Frydman, University of Washington) of a prospective forum of articles on “Reproductive Rights Beyond Roe” for the journal Gender & History (under review)

Digital Editions “Old Books, New Knowledge?” an initiative to publish digital critical editions of later medieval medical manuscripts owned and annotated by early modern readers; part of a larger digital humanities project to text-drive an open access platform for publishing digital critical editions known as EditionCrafter, headed by Pamela Smith of Columbia University, “Crafting an Open Source Digital Publication Tool for the History of Science,” and funded by the National Science Foundation

Fellowships, Grants, and Awards


2023 J. Worth Estes Prize, American Association for the History of Medicine
2022 Co-collaborator on EditionCrafter, National Science Foundation Grant # 2218218
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

Visit the syllabi page for course descriptions and sample syllabi.

Rutgers University (as Instructor of Record)

Writing for Publication (graduate seminar)
Expository Writing
Basic Composition

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