Hello! I am a cultural historian of early medieval England, with a background in medieval history as well as English language and literature. The common strand in my research is gaining an understanding of Anglo-Saxon culture and of how modern generations have interacted with this early medieval heritage, in both scholarship and popular culture. In addition to the Ph.D, I hold a B.A. in English Language and Literature and a B.A. in History, as well as an M.A. in English Language and Literature and an M.Phil. in Medieval History.
I am a University Lecturer (Assistant Professor) of medieval English at the Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society, the Netherlands; the current President of ISSEME (International Society for the Study of Early Medieval England); an active member of TOEBI (Teachers of Old English in Britain and Ireland) and the Vereniging voor Oudgermanisten (Society of Old Germanicists); and member of the editorial board of Neophilologus: An International Journal of Modern and Medieval Language and Literature (SpringerNature) and Amsterdamer Beiträge zur älteren Germanistik (Brill). A full CV is available here.
On this website, you will find an overview of books and publications, conferences, teaching endeavours as well as my appearances in the media and my efforts to popularize my field (outreach). This website is also home to my personal research blog.