About Me

I am a Ph.D. candidate and instructor in English Literature at the University of Pennsylvania. I also hold graduate certificates from the Price Lab for Digital Humanities and the Penn Center for Teaching and Learning. 

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 in Honours Environment at McGill University.

I am committed to cultivating open, interdisciplinary conversations through my research and teaching. My research interests include the multilingual literatures of England from the twelfth century to the seventeenth, the history of zoology, premodern gender, and digital manuscript studies. I have taught courses on literature and science, medieval and early modern literature, and English composition. I can also frequently be found at the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books, and Manuscripts, where I am currently the Brizdle-Schoenberg Fellow in the History of Material Texts.

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