About Me

I earned my AB in Philosophy and was a Senior Fellow at Dartmouth College in 1999. My fellowship, co-authored with J. Blake Zidell, was titled Silent All These Years: Feminism, Listening, and Contemporary Popular Music.

In 2008 I completed a dissertation in the Department of French at Yale University under the direction of R. Howard Bloch and titled The Hidden Optics of Medieval French Literature.

After graduating, I was an Andrew W. Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Whitney Humanities Center of Yale University, where I taught in the Literature section of Directed Studies.

I have been a Visiting Assistant Professor at Dartmouth College (Summer 2008) and the Johns Hopkins University (2010-12).

In fall 2013, I joined the Department of Modern Languages & Literatures at Fordham University, where I am currently an Associate Professor teaching French language, culture, and literature. I also teach seminars in Medieval Studies on textual criticism and the editing of medieval manuscripts.

In addition to my research on medieval literature and science, I have a strong interest in the teaching of contemporary French and Francophone languages, literatures, and cultures. To that end, I was the Associate Director of the Institute for French Cultural Studies held biennially at Dartmouth College.

My monograph titled Getting the Blues: Vision and Cognition in the Middle Ages (Peter Lang, 2019) is dedicated to my teachers.