Assistant Professor
Department of English
206D Morton Hall
(256) 824-2363

Ph.D English- University of Texas at Austin (Dec. 2009)
B.A. History, B.A. English, M.A. English- Virginia Tech

medieval literature and culture, Old and Middle English, critical theory, regionalism and nationalism, intersections of bio-power, political theology and ecocriticism

Current Projects:
  • "Work Like the Devil: Loving Thy Neighbor in the Friar's Tale" (submitted and under review)
  • "Shot Through With Greenness: Sovereignty and Ecology in Sir Gawain and the Carl of Carlisle" (article in preparation)
  • An Uncanny North: The North-South Divide in Medieval England (monograph in preparation)
  • Fluid Spaces: Biopolitics and Premodern Landscapes (book project in development)

  • The Politics of Ecology: Land, Life, and Law in Medieval Britain, co-edited with Randy P. Schiff (forthcoming, Ohio State University Press)
    • with Randy P. Schiff, "Introduction: The Politics of Ecology" in The Politics of Ecology
    • "Sovereign Ecologies: Securing the Royal Flesh in Anglo-Norman Historiography" in The Politics of Ecology