I am Kathleen Hughes Junior Research Fellow at Newnham College, Cambridge, where I am finishing my monograph, Musica Celestis: Mystical Song in Late Medieval England, and beginning work on my second book project, The Mathematical Imagination in Medieval Literature. My work explores the mutually sustaining relationship of number and language in the medieval period, whether those numbers are harmonic-sonic (music), eidetic (geometric), or contemplative (arithmetic).
As a teacher, I am dedicated to pedagogy that is interdisciplinary, multimodal, and patient. I believe that literary forms and genres give life to the content-discourse of every field of study, from physics to social science and from biology to history, and that students at every level can benefit from the practice of both close-reading and distant-reading the past.
For a look into some of my current and past projects, please follow the links in the bar below the header.
For a complete curriculum vitae, please click here. [updated October 2015]