last updated January 2024

Work Experience

Cataloger, MacManus Rare Books, Bryn Mawr, PA, January 2024 present

Special projects assistant, Medieval Academy of America, Boston, MA, June 2023 present

Program assistant, Jewish Women’s Archive, Boston, MA, August 2022 – December 2023

Archives and records management assistant, Harvard Business School Special Collections, Boston, MA, November 2022 – June 2023

Archives intern, Emerson College Archives and Special Collections, Boston, MA, September December 2022

Curatorial assistant, Harvard Theatre Collection, Cambridge, MA, February 2018 May 2021

Editorial intern, Dumbarton Oaks Medieval Library, Washington, DC, Summer 2020

Collections intern, The Rosenbach Museum and Library, Philadelphia, PA, Summer 2019

Registrar’s intern, The National Museum of American Jewish History, Philadelphia, PA, Summer 2018


M. S., Library Science, Simmons University, January 2024

Concentration: Archival Management

MSt., Medieval Studies, University of Oxford, June 2022

Dissertation: Iubente domina abbatissa: Gendered Authority in the Barking Abbey Ordinal (Oxford, University College MS 169)

Supervisors: Dr. Matthew Cheung Salisbury and Dr. Rowena Archer

A. B., summa cum laude, History and Literature, Harvard University, May 2021

Thesis: Mater matris domini: Holy Motherhood and the Early Cult of St. Anne

Advisors: Dr. Arianne Sedef Urus and Dr. Sean Gilsdorf

Professional Activities

Committee Member and Social Media Manager, Oxford Medieval Graduate Conference, 2021–22

Conference took place 2122 April 2022

Co-organizer (with Edmund Wareham), “A #Nuntastic Achievement: Celebrating Eileen Power One Hundred Years On,” workshop, 10 February 2022

A workshop to commemorate the centenary publication of Power’s Medieval English Nunneries and consider the future of convent studies, at St Benet’s Hall, Oxford.

Editor-in-chief, Tempus: The Harvard College History Review, 2019–20

Conference Presentations

“Girlbosses in the Nunnery?: Gendered Authority in the Barking Abbey Ordinal,” Vagantes Conference on Medieval Studies, Cambridge, MA, March 2023

“Best Mom Ever: Defining the Maternal Sanctity of St. Anne in High Medieval Liturgy,” International Medieval Congress, Leeds, UK, July 2022

“Gendered Authority in the Barking Abbey Ordinal,” Medieval Church and Culture Seminar, Harris Manchester College, Oxford, UK, May 2022

“A Saving Grace: Locating the Early Cult of St. Anne in the Sermons of Andrew of Crete and John of Damascus,” International Congress for Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, MI, May 2022

“Towards a Queer Reading of the Canso of Bietris de Roman,” Vagantes Conference on Medieval Studies, Cleveland, OH, March 2022

“‘As It is Recorded in Complete Legends’: MS Richardson 44 and Narrative Choice,” Antiqui et Moderni: The First Harvard Undergraduate Symposium in Medieval and Early Modern Studies, Cambridge, MA, May 2019

Public-Facing Work

Mitfordiana, Substack, October 2022 – present 

Irregular email newsletter about the Mitford sisters and my Mitfordian book collection

This Church Stabbed Itself!Enclosure Blog, 13 February 2022 

Blog post about Sylvia Townsend Warner’s The Corner That Held Them (1948), for the interdisciplinary project Enclosure

Book of Hours - Virtual Reconstruction, Fragmentarium, December 2022 

Simmons SLIS group project reconstructing an early 15C French book of hours. Responsible for describing the Annunciation miniature and Middle French liturgical leaves

The Value of Making Copies,” Temple Beth Zion Beth Israel (Philadelphia, PA), 14 August 2021

Video recording of invited d’var Torah for Parashat Shoftim, on kingship, writing, and authority

You Go Too Fast For Me,” The Harvard Crimson, 2 September 2019 

Written review of Amazon Prime’s Good Omens; shared on Twitter by Neil Gaiman himself!

Eminent Women (1884): Twelve Women and the Photograph They Never Took,” The Library Company of Philadelphia, June 2017 

Online exhibit about the history of manipulated photography; read more about my process here

Awards and Honors

Class of 1955/Robert T. Coolidge Undergraduate Thesis Prize in Medieval Studies, Harvard University, 2021

Awarded to the best senior thesis in medieval studies at Harvard University

Oliver-Dabney Senior Prize, Harvard University, 2021

Awarded to a senior thesis of high distinction in History and Literature

Phi Beta Kappa

One of 48 members of Harvard’s class of 2021 elected to America’s oldest academic honor society in Fall 2020

John Harvard Scholar, 2019 and 2020

Award given to top 5% of class by GPA

Committee on Medieval Studies Undergraduate Essay Prize, Harvard University, 2020

Essay title: "Mater matris: Celebrating St. Anne in the Medieval Chartrain Liturgy"

Research Experience

Research assistant to Margot Fassler, Radcliffe Institute of Advanced Study, Harvard University, 2019–20

Project: Play and Counterplay: Dramatic Modes of Action in and alongside the Medieval Liturgy

Research assistant to Anna Wilson, Department of English, Harvard University, 2019

Project: The Reader X Fanfiction Project

Research assistant to Katie Bugyis, Radcliffe Institute of Advanced Study, Harvard University, 2018–19

Project: Liturgy Matters: Benedictine Women’s Communities in Medieval England


Latin (advanced reading)

French (academic reading knowledge)

Old English (beginning reading)

Old French (beginning reading)

Research Interests

history of monasticism, liturgical studies, gender and queer theory, fan fiction studies, politics of archival classification and use

Professional Memberships

Medieval Academy of America

Society for Medieval Feminist Scholarship

Society of American Archivists