I am a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of History at Harvard. My dissertation studies punitive mutilation and the politics of disfigurement in Byzantium, the medieval West, and the Mediterranean world. My wider interests include the historiography of Byzantine studies and the history and archaeology of the medieval Balkans; I have participated in or directed excavations at archaeological sites in Turkey, Spain, Bulgaria, and North Macedonia.
I recieved a BA in History and in Medieval Studies from the University of Chicago in 2012. Organizations that have supported my research include the Fulbright Program (as a Research Fellow), Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection (as a William R. Tyler Fellow), and the Austrian Academy of Arts and Sciences. I was awarded a Harvard History Prize Instructorship for the 2016–2017 academic year, in which capacity I offered an undergraduate course, "From Tattoos to Torture: Body Modification in History," in Spring semester of 2017.<embed>