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Education:

PhD Candidate in English, The CUNY Graduate Center, Expected 2019

Dissertation: “Chanoch La’Na’ar: American Haredi Children’s Literature and Education 1980-2000.” Supervisor: Professor Carrie Hintz

MA (en-route), 2016

BA English Literature (Classical Studies Minor), summa cum laude,2012
City College of New York, CUNY

Teaching Experience:

Other Academic Experience:

Writing Across the Curriculum Fellow, 2017 – 2019
Hostos Community College

Service:

  • Advisory Committee, Medieval Studies Certificate Program, CUNY GC, 2018 – 2019
  • Co-chair, Pearl Kibre Medieval Studies, CUNY GC, 2018 – 2019
  • Member of Working Group for Middle States Review, CUNY GC, 2018 – 2019
  • Event Organizer, “Whan that Aprille Day 2018,” CUNY GC, 2018
  • Advisory Board, GC Advocate, CUNY GC, 2017 – 2018
  • Executive Committee, English Program, CUNY GC, 2015 – 2017
  • Co-chair of ESA (English Student Association), CUNY GC, 2015 – 2016
  • Advisory Committee, Medieval Studies Certificate program, CUNY GC, 2015 – 2016
  • Professionalization Committee, English Program, CUNY GC, 2014 – 2015

Conference Presentations:

  • “The School of Hard Knocks: The Education of the Hero in Medieval Romances.” International Medieval Congress. 1-4 July 2019. Leeds, UK.
  • “Beetle/Alyce of The Midwife’s Apprentice: A Feminist Version of Medieval Romances’ Noble Male Heroes.” The International Congress of Medieval Studies at Kalamazoo. 9-12 May 2019. Kalamazoo, MI.
  • “Textual and Emotional Complexities for a Jewish Medievalist.” The International Congress of Medieval Studies at Kalamazoo. 9-12 May 2019. Kalamazoo, MI.
  • Panel Organizer: “Girls to Women, Boys to Men: Gender in Medieval Education and Socialization.” The International Congress of Medieval Studies at Kalamazoo. 9-12 May 2019. Kalamazoo, MI.
  • “Grief and Glory: Hebrew Crusade Chronicles and Piyyutim as Deterrents for Adolescent Conversion.” International Medieval Congress. 3-6 July 2017. Leeds, UK.
  • “Fighting the Past: Medieval Dragons in Children’s and YA Literature.” Pre-Modernisms. October 2016. The Graduate Center, CUNY, New York.
  • “‘His varying childness’: Children, Generation, and Salvation in The Winter’s Tale.” Shakespeare Lives: A Celebration of 400 Triumphant Years. 19 April 2016. City College of New York, CUNY.
  • “Hamelech Artus: Concepts of Childhood in a Medieval Hebrew-Italian Arthurian Romance.” MLA. 7-10 January 2016. Austin, Texas.
  • “Medieval Childhood and Adolescence in the Romances of Horn and Havelok.” Parenthood and Childhood in the Middle Ages. 8-9 October 2015. Edinburgh, UK.
  • “‘Minstrels get about and so do students’: The Role of Emotional Attachment and Historical Accuracy in the Impact of Young Adult Fiction.” The International Congress of Medieval Studies at Kalamazoo. 14-17 May 2014. Kalamazoo, Michigan.
  • “Enmity and Amity: The Ambivalent Nature of Medieval Jewish-Christian Religious Borrowings.” Persecution, Punishment, and Purgatory in the Long Middle Ages. 7 November 2014. The Graduate Center, CUNY, New York.
  • “Enmity and Amity: Parsing Late Medieval Inter-Religious Ideologies Inside and Outside the Synagogue.” ‘Profitable and Spedful to Use’: Medieval and Early Modern Prayer. 19 September 2014. Cardiff University, Wales, UK.

Publications:

  • “Self-Evident Morals? Affective Manipulation as Social Critique in Henryson’s Fables.” Words that Tear the Flesh: Sarcasm and Snark in Medieval Literature and Cultures. Baragona, Alan and Elizabeth Rambo, eds. Berlin: de Gruyter, 2018. 185-203.
  • Review of Neighboring Faiths: Christianity, Islam, and Judaism in the Middle Ages and Today, by David Nirenberg. Journal of Medieval Religious Cultures, 42.2 (2016): 274-278.

Languages:

Reading proficiency: Latin; Old French/Anglo-Norman; Middle English; Old English
Spoken and written: French; Hebrew; Yiddish (intermediate); German (beginning)