Personal profile

Research interests (short)

I'm interested in how early medieval textual and material cultural productions have been translated, reinterpreted, and represented in 20th and 21st century texts, visual art and performance, and heritage organisations. My research asks what sort of identities and communities the medieval is called upon to create today, and why and how those interested in the study of literature might engage with new, multimedia, interdisciplinary productions.

My thesis, examined in February 2020 by Catherine Karkov and Andrew Elliott, examines the public life of Sutton Hoo, with a particular focus on the use of Old English poetry (including Beowulf and the Rune Poem) in its presentations. I analyse newspaper coverage of the 1939 discovery, television documentaries across the 20th century, and museum-based displays and performances (considering script, movement, and landscape), to demonstrate the ways in which meanings of the early medieval past are bound up in local and national identity-making practices and a variety of political ideologies.

Education/Academic qualification

Master of Arts, King's College London

1 Oct 20126 Sept 2013

Award Date: 6 Sept 2013

External positions

Teaching Associate, Queen Mary University of London

1 Sept 201929 Feb 2020


  • NX Arts in general
  • PE English
  • PN0441 Literary History
  • PR English literature
  • AM Museums (General). Collectors and collecting (General)