Nanyang Technological University
School of Humanities
48 Nanyang Avenue
Katherine is an Assistant Professor of English at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, specializing in medieval literature. She holds degrees from the University of Oxford (MA, MSt) and Yale University (PhD). Her current research explores the belief that words, in the form of spoken charms and written amulets, had the power to physically change the world. She is also interested in the uses of manuscript rolls, and has published on amulet rolls, prayer rolls, and manuscript birth girdles. Her work has been funded by the Medieval Academy of America, the Bibliographical Society of America, and a Josephine de Karman Fellowship, among others.
Katherine is one of the founders of the DEMMR/F workshop series, and now serves as editor-in-chief for the rolls strand of the project.