• Elliott Assistant Professor of History

    Maples, 003
    (434) 223-6123



Ph.D., New York University, 2018
M.A., New York University, 2014
B.A., The Ohio State University, 2011

Teaching Interests

Medieval and early modern history

Middle Eastern history


Gender and sexuality


“Waste, Excess, and Obsession in the Mamluk Harem.” Mamluk Studies Review 24 (2021): 193-210.

“Myth and Marvel: Medieval Muslim Writings on Ancient Egypt.” The Ancient Near East Today 8, no. 10 (2020).

“Writing the Past: Ancient Egypt Through the Lens of Medieval Islamic Thought.” In Arabic Humanities, Islamic Thought: Essays in Honor of Everett K. Rowson, edited by Joseph E. Lowry and Shawkat M. Toorawa, 256-270. Leiden: Brill, 2017.

Awards and Affiliations

VFIC Mednick Fellowship (2022)
Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship (2012)

Professional Affiliations
American Academy of Religion
American Association of University Professors
American Historical Association
American Oriental Society
Medieval Academy of America
Middle East Studies Association

Research Interests and potential topics for students

Medieval history, early modern history, Middle Eastern history, the Ottoman Empire, the Mediterranean, intellectual history, social and cultural history, religious history, gender and sexuality studies, minority religious groups, Islamic literature