I specialise in medieval literature and culture with a focus on the representation of gender and sexuality and their broader implications. My particular interest lies in Celestina, whose vast popularity I assess by establishing links between its survey of unconventional desires, sexualities, and gender identities and the cultural, socio-political, demographic, and religious changes that marked the late fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. My first monograph Sexualities and Politics in Late Medieval Iberia: Celestina’s Queer World (under contract with Palgrave Macmillan’s New Middle Ages Series) explores the political attitudes and social anxieties inscribed in the radically new ways of representing sexuality in Celestina and its immediate spinoffs.
I teach all areas of medieval Spanish literature and culture (FHS Papers VI, IX, and XII) and history of the Spanish language (FHS Paper IV) as well as translation and the Prelims course for Magdalen College and St. Edmund Hall.
“Celestina’s Erasmian Turn.” Accepted for publication by Revista Canadiense de Estudios Hispánicos. Forthcoming.
“Black Ethics: Skin Color and Courtly Love in Feliciano de Silva’s Segunda Celestina.” Accepted for publication in Black Timescapes: Tapestries of Africa in Premodern Iberia, a special issue of La Corónica edited by Nicholas R. Jones. Forthcoming.
“Sentimental, Byzantine, and Moorish Fiction.” In the Oxford Handbook of Golden Age Literature, edited by John A. Garrido-Ardila. Forthcoming.
“Rapture and Horror: Reading Celestina in Sixteenth-Century Spain.” In The Routledge Companion to the Iberian Middle Ages: Unity in Diversity, edited by E. Michael Gerli and Ryan D. Giles. Routledge, 2021.
“‘Y qué çena es ésta donde my pasyón porfía de mi llevar?’: Espiritualidad conversa y elogio del cristiano nuevo en el banquete de la salvación de Arboleda de los enfermos.” Bulletin of Hispanic Studies, 2019, 96.4: 347–364.
“The Likely Origins of The Boxer Codex: Martín de Rada and the Zhigong Tu.” eHumanista 40, 2018, 117-133.