I work on the history and archaeology of the late antique and early medieval worlds. I am currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Bonn Center for Dependency and Slavery Studies, where my scholarly work meets at the intersection of two core themes: the transformation of socio-political identities in the late antique world, and the modern reception of this transformation in both scholarly and popular settings.
I have published work addressing these issues in venues such as Antiquity and Medieval Worlds, as well as in popular outlets such as The Public Medievalist or DAMALS: Das Magazin für Geschichte. My recent publications include my monograph, Ethnic Identity and the Archaeology of the aduentus Saxonum (Amsterdam University Press) as well as the De Gruyter edited volume, Interrogating the ‘Germanic’, which I co-edited with Matthias Friedrich.
I have taught and lectured on a range of subjects, including broad medieval and renaissance survey courses, and dedicated courses concerning late antique and early medieval history and archaeology, as well as historical and archaeological methodology and theory (please see my CV for details), and am always open to enquiries for lectures, teaching or consultancy.
Previous satisfied clients for consultancy work have included English Heritage and Ladbroke Audio (a production house for Audible audiobooks).