Research: My motto is: "The Middle Ages Aren't Old." I am a scholar of medieval Europe by training, firmly grounded in contemporary global concerns. I study how the past shapes the present and how the present shapes our views of the past. My projects typically connect small things to big ideas: a single word choice to ethnic nationalism, an epigraph to colonial memory, a reader's note in a book to social power relations. My most recent book, Holy Digital Grail: A Medieval Book on the Internet, was supported by fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the American Council of Learned Societies.
Holy Digital Grail: A Medieval Book on the Internet (Stanford University Press, 2022), awarded the 2023 History of the Book Prize from the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing
"Extreme Translation: Six Medieval Lessons for Everyone," PMLA: Publications of the Modern Language Association 138 (2023): 789-96.
"The Medieval of the Long Now," boundary 2 50 (2023): 83-103.
"Re-Imagining Digital Things: Sustainable Data in Medieval Manuscript Studies," with Neil Weijer. Digital Philology 10 (2021): 111-34.