About Me

I am an English Ph.D. candidate at the University of Pennsylvania. Before coming to Penn, I earned an M.A. in English at The Ohio State University, with an interdisciplinary specialization in Medieval & Renaissance studies, and a Bachelor’s of Arts & Science at McGill University in Honours Environment (First Class).

I am interested in cultivating open, interdisciplinary conversations through my research and teaching. My research interests include the multilingual literatures of England from the twelfth century to the sixteenth, the history of ecological science, and digital manuscript studies. Recently, I have also written on robots in Middle English poetry, obscenity in medieval English and modern Québécois drama, and the decline of the European sea sturgeon. I have taught courses on literature and science, medieval and early modern literature, and English composition. I also work at the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books, and Manuscripts, where I serve as the editorial assistant of Manuscript Studies.

Please feel free to contact me at malcolma[at]sas.upenn.edu.