I am a medievalist interested in the literature of the medieval Mediterranean, particularly in medieval Iberia at the intersection of Christian, Jewish, and Islamic cultures. My research focuses on transmissions of literature across cultural lines, and how shifting social forms and compositions in turn influence the production and reception of literature. My work seeks to explore how Marxist cultural critique and historical materialism typically associated with the capitalist modern can help us understand the cultural landscape of the pre-modern.
At Columbia, I'm pursuing a certificate in language and literature from the Institute for Comparative Literature and Society. I co-convene the Medieval Literature Colloquium, and am on the planning committee for the Consortium Medievalists, a professional and social group for medievalists in the New York metro area. I have previously worked in the Rare Books and Manuscripts Library as an archival worker on the Smith historical documents collection, and helped make over 1500 documents searchable from the library database.