I am an historian of medieval European intellectual, religious, and cultural history. I received my Ph.D. in Medieval Studies from the Centre for Medieval Studies at the University of Toronto in November 2013. I am currently a postdoctoral fellow at the Centre for the History of Emotions at the University of Western Australia in Perth.

My work focuses on connections between religious ideologies and conceptions of society, geography, violence, and identity in the Middle Ages. In particular, I am fascinated by how the boundaries drawn between spaces, ideas, and states structure individual experience. My work to date has interrogated the relationships between matter and spirit, reality and the imagination, language and meaning, and the historian and the past. My current work explores the ways that ideas of Hell, Purgatory and the Apocalypse influenced medieval conceptions of the experience of minority groups.