Dissertation: “Literature and Zoology in Multilingual England, 1100–1600”

My dissertation argues that premodern zoological knowledge was an interdisciplinary endeavour shaped by literary conventions, scienti􏰀fic developments, and changes in historical environments. Through case studies of the relationships between humans and nonhuman animals in Latin, English, and French texts, I reveal the roots of modern species categories in medieval literary forms, as well as how these intersected with concepts of gender, race, and class.

Refereed Print Publications

  • “What the Mole Knows: Experience, Exempla, and Interspecies Dialogue in Albert the Great’s De animalibus.” Forthcoming in New Medieval Literatures.

Refereed Web Publications


In Preparation

  • “Trans Studies.” Invited contribution to The Palgrave Encyclopedia of Early Modern Women’s Writing in English, gen. eds. Rosalind Smith & Patricia Pender. Cham: Palgrave Macmillan.