Yale University, Medieval Studies
P.O. Box 208298
New Haven, CT 06520-8298
Katherine is a Ph.D. candidate in Yale’s Program in Medieval Studies. She holds a B.A. in English Language and Literature and an M.St. in Medieval Studies, both from the University of Oxford. Her dissertation examines the ways in which increasing literacy affected ideas about the power of the written word; it focuses on written charms that were expected to produce a physical effect without necessarily being read. Katherine’s other research has included the production and use of medieval prayer rolls, the Old English Boethius and Soliloquies, and Mandeville’s Travels. She has also spent time working as an Andrew W. Mellon Graduate Research Associate in the Rare Book and Manuscripts department of the Yale Center for British Art, and as a Curatorial Assistant at the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library.
Katherine is a co-founder of and instructor for the workshop series “Digital Editing and the Medieval Manuscript Roll.” With Anya Adair, she leads the project “Rolls & Scrolls after the Codex: A Digital Archive” at the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library. She also leads “English Manuscript Rolls, 1200-1600: A Collaborative Digitization Project,” supported by the Medieval Academy of America.