I am an early career researcher specializing in medieval Scandinavian literature and manuscripts. I also have a strong background in interdisciplinary medieval studies including pan-European literature and material culture. From 2016–2019 I was based at the Arnamagnæan Institute at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark.
My research interests centre on
- the movement of medieval and early modern texts and genres and the transnational aspects of Old Norse literature; and
- the different representations of women, men, gender, and race in medieval Icelandic romance (“original”/untranslated riddarasögur).
I also have an active interest in scholarly editing, including digital editing.
In 2018 I completed an EU-funded research project on 17th-century Icelandic manuscript production and scribal culture as seen through the manuscripts commissioned by the Icelander Magnús Jónsson í Vigur (1637–1702). The project was funded by the European Commission through a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship (under the Horizon 2020 framework) and several publications resulting from this work are now forthcoming and in preparation. A more detailed description of the project is on my project website: icelandicscribesproject.com.
My recent publications include my first monograph Popular Romance in Iceland (Amsterdam University Press, 2016), a chapter in volume 4 of the series Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Book Culture (Leiden University Press, 2018), and a co-edited edition of Ambrósíus saga og Rósamunda in volume 16 of the journal Opuscula (2018).
All images used on this site are either my own or from digital repositories; I have endeavoured to credit all sources fully and accurately.