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Academic Positions

Associate Professor, 2023-present.

Assistant Professor, 2018-2023.

University of Central Oklahoma.

Fulbright Teaching Fellow, 2016-2017.

University of Arkansas

Brief CV
PhD, English, University of Arkansas

​May 2016


Dissertation: The Threat at Court: Subversive Uses of Translation, Transcription, and Tradition in the Henrician Court 



MA, English, University of Arkansas

​December 2011


Thesis: The Thundering Throne: Personality, Poetics, and Gender in the Court of King Henry VIII



BA, English, University of Arkansas

​August 2009


RSA (Renaissance Society)

SAA (Shakespeare Assoc.)




Gender and Position-Taking in Henrician Verse: Translation, Transcription, and Tradition. Amsterdam University Press, 2023.


“The Political Aesthetics of Anne Boleyn’s Queenship in Henry VIII, or All is True.” The Palgrave Handbook of Shakespeare’s Queens, eds. Valerie Schutte & Kavita Mudan Finn. Palgrave Macmillan, 2018, 271-293.


 “Education and Agency in The Miseries of Mavillia.” Explorations in Renaissance Culture 42.2 (Fall 2016): 190-211.


 “Domestic Economy and Domestic Security: The English Housewife and her Nation.” Appositions 9 (September 2016):

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“Rejecting Queenship, Challenging Monarchy? Margaret Douglas’s ‘Deathbed’ Complaint.” Seminar. SAA, Minneapolis, MN, April 2023.

"Making Sense: Madness and Masculinity in Shakespeare and His Modernizations." Seminar. SAA, Jacksonville, FL, April 2022.

"Unradical Feminisms: Whitney and the World of Women's Work." CEA, Birmingham, AL, March 2022.

"Image-Making as Self-Preservation in Katherine Parr's Devotionals." RSA, Virtual Conference, April 2021.

"Sites of Irrationality in The Winter's Tale." Seminar. SAA, Virtual Conference, April 2021. 

"Shakespeare as a Fandom." CEA, St. Petersburg, FL, April 2018.

“Re-inscription and Reclamation: Marginalia as Response to Appropriation in Huswifery Books.” RSA, New Orleans, LA, March 2018.


“A Woman’s Will: Margaret Douglas’s Subversive Work in the Devonshire Manuscript.” RSA, Chicago, IL, March 2017.


“Modes of Translation, Modes of Subversion: Women’s Approaches in the Late Henrician Court.” CEA, Denver, CO, March 2016.  


“What Henry Wrote: Henry VIII's Political Aesthetics and Their Legacy in Henry VIII, or All is True.” “Political Aesthetics,” Seminar. SAA, New Orleans, LA, March 2016.


“Timeliness and Youth in the Devonshire Manuscript.” MLA, Austin, TX, January 2016. 

“The King and His Queen: Henry VIII’s Verse and Katherine of Aragon as Center of the Chivalric Court.” European Conference on Arts and Humanities, Brighton, England, July 2015.


“Teaching the Literature of the Early Renaissance.” CEA, Indianapolis, ID, March 2015.  


“Education and Agency in The Miseries of Mavillia.” CEA, Baltimore, MD, March 2014.


“Interruptions of Expectation: Milton’s Use of Enjambment to Encourage Interrogation.” CEA, Savannah, GA, March 2013.


“Donne's Duality: Layering the Religious and the Sexual.” CEA, Richmond, VA, March 2012.


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