Department of History, Georgetown University
Environmental and gender historian of early medieval northern Europe. Studying infectious disease, climate change, and the environmental impacts of colonization.
I study early medieval northwestern Europe on both sides of the English Channel. I am trained as a Celticist, and my work encompasses post-Roman Britain and Merovingian Gaul.
My research draws on data from the humanities and natural sciences. I work with texts, pathogen aDNA, archaeological data, palynology, and paleoclimate proxies.
I operate in the frameworks of environmental and gender history, and my work focuses broadly on disaster. I am interested in infectious disease, climate change, monastic disturbances, and conquest/colonialism.