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Associate Professor of Medieval Art, UMass Amherst

I am Associate Professor of Medieval Art and Architecture in the Department of the History of Art & Architecture at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. A specialist in manuscripts and early printed books, I focus primarily on the material production and illumination of English literature between 1350 and 1500, as well as the visual and material culture of politics during the same period. My first book, The Art of Allusion: Illuminators and the Making of English Literature, 1403-1476 (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2018), is the first art historical study dedicated to the emergence of the Middle English literary canon as an illustrated corpus, and it received High Commendation for Exemplary Scholarship in the pre-1600 Category of the Historians of British Art Book Prize. My research has received support and awards from the National Humanities Center, the British Academy, the National Endowment for the Humanities, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Warburg Institute, and many other institutions.


  • –present
    Associate Professor of Medieval Art , University of Massachusetts Amherst


  • 2011 
    Columbia University, PhD, History of Art