Academic Work



Medievalism in A Song of Ice and Fire and Game of Thrones (2018)
Boydell & Brewer | Amazon | Barnes & Noble


The Woman Fantastic in Contemporary American Media Culture (2016)
UP Miss | Amazon | Barnes & Noble


“Daenerys the Unready: Advice and Ruling in Meereen” – Queenship and the Women of Westeros

“Getting to the Bottom of the Flat Earth” – The Public Medievalist

“Grimdark Medievalism in A Song of Ice and Fire” – The Public Medievalist

“Tone Deaf?: Game of Thrones, Showrunners, and Criticism” – HBO’s Original Voices: Race, Gender, Sexuality and Power (pdf)

“Race in A Song of Ice and Fire: Medievalism Posing as Authenticity” – The Public Medievalist

“Barbarian Colonizers and Post-Colonialism in Westeros and Britain” – Game of Thrones versus History

“Rewriting the Fantasy Archetype: George R.R. Martin, Neomedievalist Fantasy, and the Quest for Realism” – Fantasy and Science Fiction Medievalisms (pdf)

“‘You Ought to be in Skirts and Me in Mail’: Gender and History in George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire” – George R. R. Martin and the Medieval Literary Tradition (pdf)

“The Heart of the Labyrinth: Reading Jim Henson’s Labyrinth as a Modern Dream Vision” – Mythlore (pdf)

“Psychology of a ‘Superstar’: A Psychological Analysis of Jonathan Levinson” – Slayage

“Both Sides of the Gate: Patriarchy in Sheri S. Tepper’s The Gate to Women’s Country” – Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts (pdf)


“Pilgrimages of Thrones: Game of Thrones and the Medieval Pilgrimage” – International Society for the Study of Medievalism 2019 (talk – pdf | PowerPoint – pdf)

“Toxically Gendered Medievalisms in A Song of Ice and Fire and Game of Thrones” – University of North Carolina Greensboro’s Medievalism and Contemporary Culture Speaker Series 2019 (talk – pdf | PowerPoint – pdf)