Since 2012, I have been an assistant professor in the Faculty of Divinity at Trinity College in the University of Toronto. I also hold a “status-only” associate professorship at Toronto’s Centre for Medieval Studies.
Previously, I was a research fellow at St. John’s College, Cambridge (2006–2010), and the SSHRC post-doctoral fellow at the Centre for Medieval Studies in the University of Toronto (2010–2011). I hold degrees in Music (AB, Harvard, 2001), Medieval History (MPhil, Cambridge, 2003), and History (PhD, Cambridge, 2009). I was also a choral scholar at King’s College, Cambridge (2001–2004), which was an education in itself.
I teach courses for Anglican seminarians (History of Christianity II: 843–1648; The Book of Common Prayer), for first-year undergraduates (The Age of Love: An Invitation to Medieval Culture; Boethius’s Consolation of Philosophy), and graduate students (Advanced Topics in Medieval Liturgy; Amalarius and the Medieval Liturgy).
My research focus is the liturgy of the early medieval Church, especially the Divine Office, and especially in Anglo-Saxon England. (My 2014 book on that subject can be previewed here.) Among other smaller projects, I am currently working on the first complete edition of the eleventh-century marginal additions to the “Old English Bede,” Cambridge, Corpus Christi College, MS 41, which will eventually appear as a volume in the historic main series of the Henry Bradshaw Society.
In addition to medieval liturgy, I am also interested in post-Reformation Anglican liturgy and piety, especially the Book of Common Prayer.
I welcome inquiries from current or prospective graduate students at the University of Toronto or the Toronto School of Theology who would like to speak with me about their own work in these areas.
The raison d’être of this site is to host bibliographies that I am gradually compiling for the study of the liturgy and chant of the medieval Church, and also for the study of the (Anglican) Book of Common Prayer. But I use the “blog” portion of the site to post occasional pieces of writing, such as sermons, lectures, and conference papers, and also short posts on topics and events that interest me.