I am a PhD student and Associate Lecturer at Lancaster University. My research centres upon the textual cultures of the Albigensian Crusade, with an emphasis upon how crusading texts influenced northern French aristocratic culture during the first half of the thirteenth century. I am exploring the development of aristocratic identity and how the kings of France responded to and adopted that identity. Through studying how texts were produced and received, I regularly interact with concepts of memory, warfare, religious identity, rulership, and the role played by women in society.
In addition to my PhD research, I have also helped to organise the Lancaster History postgraduate research seminar. I am also the co-chair of the Centre for War and Diplomacy’s (CWD) development of supplemental curriculum material programme.