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

My dissertation argues that premodern zoological knowledge was an interdisciplinary endeavour shaped by literary conventions, scientific 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.