Professor of Medieval History
Ph.D., University of Toronto
B.A., University of Western Ontario
At Rutgers Since 1991
My general area of research interest is the social, economic, and legal history of medieval England. I am interested in the history of markets and trade, the nature of peasant society, and relations between central government and local communities. Currently, I am working on a book that explores the history and memory of peasant revolts in England in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries.
COURSES REGULARLY TAUGHT
- 510:209 Emergence of Medieval Europe
- 510:211 Harvest of the Middle Ages
- 510:338 England in the Middle Ages
- 510:441 Seminar: Social History of Medieval England
- 510:329 Medieval Culture
- 510:593 Problems and Directed Readings in Medieval History
- Jury, State, and Society in Medieval England (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008).
- Peasants, Merchants, and Markets: Inland Trade in Medieval England, c.1150-c.1350 (New York: St. Martin's Press, 1997).
- “The English Economy in the Era of Magna Carta,” in Janet Loengard, ed., Magna Carta and the World of King John (Woodbridge, Suffolk: Boydell and Brewer, forthcoming 2010).
- “Town, Country, and Law: Royal Courts and Regional Mobility in Medieval England, c.1200-c.1400,” in Richard Goddard, John Langdon, and Miriam Müller, eds., Survival and Discord in Medieval Society: Essays in Honour of Christopher Dyer (Turnhout, Belgium: Brepols Press, forthcoming 2010), pp. 129-46.
- "Economic Takeoff and the Rise of Markets," in Carol Lansing and Edward D. English, eds., A Companion to the Medieval World (Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell Publishers, 2009), pp. 89-110.
- 2004 Faculty of Arts and Sciences Teaching Award.
- 1997-1998 Rutgers University Board of Trustees Award for Scholarly Excellence.
- Medieval Academy of America
- Pipe Roll Society
- Selden Society
- North American British Studies Association