My DPhil research explores the book-culture and literary ambitions of late-medieval English heralds. More specifically, I am interested in heralds’ engagement with the conventions of vernacular romance, their contribution to an earlier age of textual disinformation, as well as their guiding hand in shaping aristocrats’ performance of chivalry and violence. My research is supervised by Professor Laura Ashe and is co-funded by the Open-Oxford-Cambridge AHRC DTP, the Clarendon Fund, and All Souls College.
Prior to beginning at Oxford, I earned by bachelor’s and master’s degrees in English literature with a specialization in medieval and renaissance studies at the University of Ottawa. During my undergraduate studies I also completed a one-year academic exchange with the University of Kent in Canterbury.
When I am not engaged in my studies, you might find me out hiking, playing board games, quilting, or experimenting with new recipes.