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

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


  • Intersections of Luxury and Violence in the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Centuries
  • “The Life and Times of Jehanne la Fouaciere, Parisian Linen Merchant”
  • Gender and the Making of the Vegetable Gardens of Medieval Suburban Paris




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