Personal Statement:

My current academic interests include medieval women and gender, relations between Northern France and the Mediterranean, medieval environmental history, devotional literature and the rise of print, and forms of vulnerability in pre-modern societies.  I have also become interested in permaculture agriculture as one way of mitigating climate change.

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Research and Teaching Interests:

Medieval women and gender, medieval towns, medieval poor, relations between western Europe and the east

Current Projects:


  • Parisian Consumers and Global Engagement with the Natural World, c. 1300
  • “The Life and Times of Jehanne la Fouaciere, Parisian Linen Merchant”
  • Gender and the Making of the Vegetable Gardens of Medieval Suburban Paris


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Honors and Professional Activities:

Election to Society of Fellows, Medieval Academy of America, Spring, 2015

EURIAS Fellow, Institut d’études avancées-Paris, 2013-4

John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, 2007-8

National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship, 2005-6

Member, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, 1997-8

Former PhD Students