About Me

I’m a researcher focusing on literature, animals, and the environment in premodern England. Since July 2023, I have been an assistant professor at the University of Guelph.

I completed a Ph.D. in English Literature at the University of Pennsylvania in 2023. I also hold degrees from Ohio State and McGill, as well as certificates from the Price Lab for Digital Humanities and the Penn Center for Teaching and Learning.

I am committed to cultivating open, interdisciplinary conversations through my scholarship and teaching. My current and recent research projects consider topics such as the history of zoology, gender variance in premodern sources, astronomical diagrams, and digital editing. I have taught courses on literature and science, medieval and early modern literature, and academic writing. I am also invested in creating public-facing digital resources and podcasts.

Please feel free to contact me at amalco08[at]uoguelph.ca.