CV

Education

PhD Candidate, Early Modern European History, Rutgers University

  • Advanced to Candidacy March 2016; Expected completion May 2019
  • Advisor: Alastair Bellany; Committee: James Masschaele, Leah DeVun, Ann Blair (Harvard)
  • Major field: Early Modern Europe, 1400–1700
  • Minor field: Women’s and Gender History

MA, History; The University of Alabama, 2011

BA, English, with Honors, summa cum laude; The University of Alabama, 2005

Fellowships, Grants, & Awards

National Awards & Fellowships

2018-19: Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Award, American Council of Learned Societies

2018: Folger weekend faculty seminar participant, “Image and Knowledge in Early Modern Books,” led by Dr. Daniela Bleichmar, UCLA

2017: Schallek Award, The Medieval Academy of America and the Richard III Society

2016-17: Folger seminar participant, “Researching the Archive,” led by Profs. Keith Wrightson, Yale, and James Siemon, Boston University

2015-16: Director’s Scholarship, Rare Book School, The University of Virginia

2005: Phi Beta Kappa, The University of Alabama

University Fellowships & Awards (Rutgers and University of Alabama)

2018-19: Mellon Dissertation Completion Fellowship, Rutgers School of Arts & Sciences (Declined)

2017: Special Study Award for Digital Humanities, Rutgers Graduate School

2016: Mellon Summer Research Grant, Rutgers School of Arts & Sciences

2016: Research grants (totaling $1400) from the Teaching Assistant Professional Development Fund, Rutgers University

2014: Mellon Foundation Humanities Research Grant, Rutgers University

2013-14, 2015-18: Excellence Fellowship for Doctoral Study, Rutgers University

2012: Albert Burton Moore Award for Outstanding Graduate Work in History, The University of Alabama

Travel Grants

2018: Travel grant from the National Science Foundation, Making and Knowing Project translation and digital encoding workshop

2018: Grant-in-aid for faculty weekend seminar, Folger Shakespeare Library

2017: Travel grant from the National Science Foundation, Making and Knowing Project translation and digital encoding workshop

2016-17: Grant-in-aid for year-long Researching the Archive seminar, Folger Shakespeare Library

2016: Travel grant, History of Science Society

2015: Grant-in-aid for Theaters of Learning conference, Folger Shakespeare Library

2015: Travel grant from Renaissance Society of America and National Science Foundation, Making and Knowing Project Middle French paleography workshop

Publications

Articles in Peer-Reviewed Journals

Forthcoming: “‘Here is a good boke to lerne’: Practical books, the coming of the press, and the search for new knowledge, c. 1400–1560,” Journal of British Studies (Spring 2019)

Book Reviews

Review of Alexandra Walsham, The Reformation of the Landscape: Religion, Identity, and Memory in Early Modern Britain (Oxford, 2011) in Past Tense: The Graduate Review of History 3 (Spring 2015), 79–81.

Editorial Experience

Co-editor of social media (Facebook & Twitter), The Recipes Project, November 2018–Present

Editorial Assistant, Speculum, A Journal of Medieval Studies, The Medieval Academy of America, Cambridge, MA, September 2015 – June 2016

Seminars, Workshops, & Conferences

Seminars

2018: Selected participant, ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellows Seminar: Preparing for the Academic Job Market, Atlanta, GA, August 23–25

2018: Invited participant, Translation and encoding workshop for the Making and Knowing Project, headed by Prof. Pamela Smith, Columbia University, sponsored by the National Science Foundation and hosted at the Université de Toulouse – Jean Jaurès, July 2–14

2018: Selected participant, Image and Knowledge in Early Modern Books, Faculty weekend seminar led by Dr. Daniela Bleichmar, UCLA, at the Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, D.C., March 9–10

2017: Invited participant, Translation and encoding workshop for the Making and Knowing Project, headed by Prof. Pamela Smith, Columbia University, sponsored by the National Science Foundation and hosted at the Université de Toulouse – Jean Jaurès, June 19–30

2016-17: Selected participant, Researching the Archive, a year-long dissertation research and writing seminar taught by Prof. Keith Wrightson, Yale, and Prof. James Siemon, Boston September 2016­–April 2017, Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, D.C.

2015: Selected participant, Book Production and Social Practice in Early Modern Europe and America, taught by Professors Ann Blair and David Hall for the Rare Book School at Houghton Library, Harvard University, December 6–11

2015: Selected participant, Middle French paleography workshop for the Making and Knowing Project, headed by Prof. Pamela Smith, Columbdia University, and sponsored by the Renaissance Society of America and National Science Foundation, June 1–19

2012: Selected participant, Minnesota Manuscript Research Laboratory led by Prof. Ruth Mazo Karras and sponsored by the Center for Medieval Studies at the University of Minnesota and the Hill Museum and Manuscript Library at St. John’s University, June 3–8

Conference Panels & Presentations

2017: “Consuming the Word: Late Medieval Medical Charms and the Curative Power of Writing,” paper presented at the Bibliography Among the Disciplines Conference hosted by the Rare Book School in Philadelphia, PA, October 12–15

2017: “From Script to Print: Receipt Books and Proprietary Expertise in Early Modern England,” paper presented at Revisions, the Annual Harvard-Yale Book History Conference held at Harvard University, April 28

2016: Panel chair, Vernacular Knowledge and Learned Tradition in Early Modern England: Movement, Practice, Reception; Presenter, “Threads of Time and Strands of Silk: Popular Magic, Astrological Expertise, and Women’s Textile Work in Early Modern England,” at the History of Science Society Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA, November 3-–6

2015: “Icons and Almanacs: Visual Practice and Non-Elite Book Culture in Late Medieval and Early Modern England,” paper presented at the Mid-Atlantic Conference on British Studies at Johns Hopkins University, March 27–28

2014: “Icons and Almanacs: Visual Practice and Book Culture in Fifteenth-Century England,” paper presented at Capturing the Un-Representable, Graduate Conference for the Center for Ancient Studies at The University of Pennsylvania, December 5–7

2014: “Enumeration, Quantification, and Negotiation of Authority in Julian of Norwich’s Revelations of Love,” paper presented at the Annual Conference of the American Comparative Literature Association in New York City, March 21­­–23

Teaching Experience

Teaching Assistant, History Department, Rutgers University

  • 685:213: The Crusades
  • 510:101: Development of Europe I
    • Guest Lecturer, ‘Early Modern Cultures’
    • Guest Lecturer, ‘Rome: From Republic to Empire’

Teaching Assistant, History Department, The University of Alabama

  • HY 102: Western Civilization since 1648
  • HY 203: American Civilization to 1865
  • HY 101: Western Civilization to 1648
  • HY 204: American Civilization since 1865

Professional Affiliations

  • North American Conference on British Studies
  • History of Science Society
  • Society for the Study of Early Modern Women
  • The Medieval Academy of America
  • American Historical Association

Languages

  • Latin (excellent reading proficiency)
  • Middle French (moderate reading proficiency)
  • Modern French (excellent reading proficiency, conversant)
  • English (native speaker)

 

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