PhD, University of York (UK), 2007
MA, University of York (UK), 2002
BA Honours, Trent University, 2000
Main Areas of Scholarly Interests or Expertise
Medieval European History (especially France); Medieval Political Culture and History; the History of Violence; the History of Emotions; Gender history; History of Policing; Space and Place
Main Areas of Teaching
Pre-modern European History (Ancient and Medieval): HIST 1101, 2204, 2206
History of Crime, Punishment and Social Control : HIST 3201
Upper Year Special Topics have included: Histories of Medieval violence; Revolt and Protest; Chivalry and Warfare
Current Research Projects
I have most recently begun a SSHRC funded project on policing in late medieval Paris. In addition to querying the extent to which violence was policed and the abuses built into the system, this project examines the attempts by different policing forces (royal or community-based) to control and discipline different bodies in Paris, the spaces those bodies used. Taking a bottom-up approach, this project interrogates the intersections of class, gender, race, and disability, and spatial practices within the city.
“Knowing One’s Place: Space, Voice, and Legitimacy in Early Fifteenth-Century Paris” Medieval History Journal 20.1 (2017): 1-51.
“The Politics of Grief in the Outbreak of Civil War, 1407-1413.” Speculum 91, n.2 (April, 2016).
“Winning Hearts and Minds in Early Fifteenth-Century France: Burgundian Propaganda in Perspective,” French Historical Studies 35, n.1 (2012): 1-30.
“Partisan Identity in the French Civil War, 1405-1418: Reconsidering the Evidence on Livery Badges.” Journal of Medieval History 33 (2007): 250-274.