Associate Professor of Religious History, University of Reading

My research interests include the history of crusading, Jewish-Christian relations, the medieval Church, the papacy, religious belief and political ideas in the Central Middle Ages.

My book The Papacy and Crusading in Europe, 1198-1245 (Continuum, 2009) examines the papacy's authorisation of crusades against heretics and political enemies in Europe during the first half of the thirteenth century.

Recent articles have explored aspects of papal policy with regard to crusading and the papacy's treatment of heretics and Jews in the High Middle Ages.

I am currently writing a book on the papacy and the Jews in the Central Middle Ages.

Experience

  • –present
    Associate Professor of Religious History, University of Reading