I am currently a Postdoctoral Fellow in Manuscript Technologies and Digital Humanities at Stanford University, based in the Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis. I hold a PhD in Celtic Languages and Literatures, with a secondary concentration in Medieval Studies, from Harvard University (2017). A medievalist by training, I am particularly interested in the traffic of manuscripts, texts, and ideologies across the Welsh and English borders, and in historical memory, identity, and the use of the British past in Britain's frontier regions. My current book project is tentatively titled The Politics of Memory in the Anglo-Welsh Borderlands.
Other recent projects include the co-founding of two research groups (IONA: Islands of the North Atlantic and the Welsh Chronicles Research Group), a conference on Gerald of Wales, and edited volumes in progress on Gerald of Wales (University of Wales Press) and Geoffrey of Monmouth (Brill). I spent the academic year 2015-2016 abroad on a Frank Knox Traveling Fellowship, conducting manuscript research as a Visiting Student in the Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic at Cambridge.
Originally from northern California, I earned a B.A. in English and Celtic Studies from the University of California, Berkeley, 2009, writing an honors thesis on the rhetoric of "mirabilia" in Gerald of Wales' Topographia Hibernica. I then earned an M.Phil. in Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic from the University of Cambridge in 2011 (Trinity College), where my dissertation on quotations and revisions in Gerald of Wales' Itinerarium and Descriptio Kambriae, supervised by Paul Russell, earned distinction.