Ph.D, English Literature (Presently studying). Completed coursework; will take comprehensive exams in March 2016. Courses Taught: ENGL 1050: Thought and Writing; ENGL 1100: Introduction to Interpreting Literature
University of York
M.A., Medieval English Literatures (2011). Dissertation (Distinction): "Women's Blood, Women's Bodies: Some Female Bodies in Anglo-Saxon Religious Literature" Advisor: Dr. Elizabeth Tyler Honors and Awards:Scholarship for Overseas Students, Departmental Postgraduate Award from Department of English and Related Literatures Courses: Latin, Old English, Old Norse, England in Europe: Anglo-Saxon Literary Culture, Viking Poetry, Saints & Texts in the Early Middle Ages, Approaching the Literatures of Medieval England
Illinois State University
B.A., Publishing and the Non-Profit Literary Arts, Dance Performance (2008) Undergraduate Honors Thesis: "Þæt Wæs Se Forma Hlyp: Dance in Old English Literature and Anglo-Saxon Culture" Advisor: Dr. Susan Kim Honors and Awards: Graduated Magna Cum Laude, Departmental Honors in English, Presidential Scholar, University Honors Scholar, member of Sigma Tau Delta, Presidential Scholarship, Borders Group Family Scholarship, Borders Group Employee Scholarship, Anna Keaton English Scholarship, Robert G. Bone Scholarship
Summer Study Abroad (2008) I spent six weeks at St. Peter's College in Oxford for a summer study abroad program, where I earned an A in a course on Jane Austen taught by Dr. Hugh Gazzard. Some papers I wrote for this program include: "A Journey in Self-Made Worlds: From Delusion to Self-Recognition in Emma" "Averting Moral Anarchy: Anxiety, Imagination, and Affectation in Northanger Abbey and Sense and Sensability" "The Omniscient Heroine: Anne Elliot as Omniscient Narrator in Persuasion"