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.
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 am 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, 2018) is dedicated to my teachers.