Teaching Fellow in Medieval Literature, University of Birmingham

My research interests are in the religious literature and culture of late-medieval England and deal in particular with issues of gender and identity. I also teach widely in medieval and early modern literature.

After completing my PhD on asceticism in medieval devotional literature at the University of Birmingham (2010), I worked at the University of Nottingham and Liverpool Hope University. I returned to Birmingham in September 2015.

My research interests are in late-medieval devotional culture. I am particularly interested in imitatio Christi, religion and gender, and the relationship between lay and clerical piety.

I am currently writing a monograph entitled Imitation, Identity and the Performance of Devotion in Late Medieval England.

In addition, I am working with two other scholars on two monographs about the history of lay devotional practices in England (contracted to Routledge).

Experience

  • –present
    Teaching Fellow in Medieval Literature, University of Birmingham

Education

  • 2010 
    University of Birmingham, PhD English Literature