Originally from Thomasville, NC, I earned my BA in History and Medieval & Renaissance Studies (2008) and my MA in European History (2012) at East Carolina University. Following three years of teaching with ECU’s Italy Intensives study abroad program, I undertook doctoral studies at University of Manchester, where I earned my PhD in Medieval History (2018).
My PhD dissertation was entitled ‘”In a Father’s Place”: Anglo-Saxon Kingship and Masculinity in the Long Tenth Century.’ I am currently in the process of revising and expanding this into a monograph, alongside a number of other publications.
I have over a decade of experience teaching history in both the US and UK higher education systems, including several years as a teaching assistant, research assistant, teaching instructor, and lecturer. I have taught general world history surveys as well as more specific surveys of medieval Europe and more detailed classes on Europe in the eight to twelfth centuries.