Office: Comenius Hall 303
- B.A., University of Otago (New Zealand)
- M.A. & Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Teaching: I teach courses on medieval history, English history, the history of popular culture, and women's history. I also teach Introduction to Women's Studies, plus seminars on peasant history and the history of disease.
Current Research: I am currently interested in the ways in which archaeological remains provide us with data about women's and men's health in late medieval England. I have published on sex ratios, attitudes towards women's speech, women's wages, and women's status in the middle ages.
- Women's Roles in the Middle Ages (Greenwood Press, 2007)
- Venomous Tongues: Speech and Gender in Late Medieval England (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2006)
Articles and Chapters:
- "Education and Work: Multiple Tasks and Lowly Status." A Cultural History of Women in the Middle Ages, edited by Kim Phillips. London: Bloomsbury, 2013.
- “Men’s Voices in Late Medieval England.” In The Hands of the Tongue: Essays on Deviant Speech, edited by Edwin D. Craun. Kalamazoo: Medieval Institute Publications, 2007.
- “Sin, Speech, and Scolding in Late Medieval England.” In Fama: The Politics of Talk and Reputation in Medieval Europe, edited by Thelma Fenster and Daniel L. Smail. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2003.
- “Debate – Women’s Work Reconsidered: Gender and Wage Differentiation in Late Medieval England – Reply.” Past and Present 173 (November 2001), 199-202.
- “Women’s Work Reconsidered: Gender and Wage Differentiation in Late Medieval England.” Past and Present 165 (November 1999), 3-29.