• Ph.D., Emory University, 2000

Field of Interest

Continental French, Anglo-French, and Outremer literature, historiography, and culture; Mediterranean studies; Manuscript studies; Medievalism; History of sexuality; Translation studies


French, Old and Middle French, Latin, Italian, Middle English, Croatian


  • Professor, 2013-to date
  • Associate Professor, 2008-2013
  • Assistant Professor, Department of French and Francophone Studies, UCLA, 2005-2008
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures, Boston University, 2001-2005
  • Visiting Instructor, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, Agnes Scott College, 2000-2001

Fellowships and Activities

Fellowships & Awards

  • Fellow, John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, 2016,
  • J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board, Fulbright Research Scholar, 2012-2013.
  • Member, Institute for Advanced Study, School of Social Sciences, 2005-2006.
  • Junior Fellow, The Society of Fellows, Humanities Foundation, Boston University, Fall 2003.
  • Teaching Excellence Award, Honors Program, Boston University, 2002-2003.