Peer-Reviewed Publications

Book Reviews

  • Review of Shakespeare and the Language of Food, Joan Fitzpatrick. Shakespeare Newsletter, December 2018 (67.2), 106-7.
  • Review of The Cambridge Companion to Medieval English Culture, ed. Andrew Galloway. Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Teaching, Fall 2019 (26.2).

Articles In Progress

  • “Technology as Text: Preventing Tech Burnout for Online Students.”
  • “Crossing Corporeal Borders: Dietary Purification and Consent in A Woman Killed with Kindness.”


My research seeks new understandings of how early modern identities were established and maintained through food. Drama in the 16th and 17th centuries illustrates the perceived interplay between appetite and power in early modern England. I argue that representations of food in early modern plays demonstrate how appetite can destabilize the patterns of economic control and ownership, cause political dysfunction, and construct and reveal social archetypes.

As a public humanist and literary food historian, my areas of expertise include Shakespeare, early modern drama, cultural food studies, material culture studies, and literary pedagogy. I have witnessed how the history of the relationship between self, body, and food continues to be relevant to both academic and public audiences.

Selected Research Fellowships and Awards

  • Richard and Jeanette Sias Graduate Fellowship in the Humanities, KU Hall Center for the Humanities. Full support for academic year 2009-2010.
  • Graduate Summer Research Award, KU Hall Center for the Humanities. Summer 2009.
  • Everett Helm Visiting Fellowship, Lilly Library, Indiana University Bloomington. July 2009.
  • Merrill Award for Excellence in Research, KU Department of English. May 2009.

Scholarly Presentations

  • Please see CV.