Researching the reception of classical culture in the medieval period, especially in Egypt.
Researching different perceptions of medieval holy war in the Near East, Byzantium, and Western Europe.
Researching perceptions of Shia Islam in William of Tyre’s History of Deeds Done Beyond the Sea.
Recent Publications & Presentations
“Freedom and Vengeance: How Late Period Egypt and the Late Classical Greek City-States Contributed to the Decline and Fall of the Persian Empire,” a work published in Samford University’s 2016-2017 SURJ academic journal and presented at the 2016 SoCon conference at Wofford College.
‘William of Tyre, the Lyon Heracles, and the Question of Byzantium’s Place in Christendom,” a work presented at the 2018 Phi Alpha Theta conference at the University of Montevallo.