Italian: Medieval studies, Dante, Boccaccio, Petrarch, medieval chronicles, historiography, gender studies
Courtesy Lost: Dante, Boccaccio and the Literature of History. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2014. http://www.utppublishing.com/Courtesy-Lost-Dante-Boccaccio-and-the-Literature-of-History.html
Boccaccio 1313-2013. Edited with Francesco Ciabattoni and Elsa Filosa. Ravenna: Longo Editore, 2015.
Open City: Seven Writers in Post-War Rome. Edited with William Weaver. South Royalton, VT: Steerforth Press, 1999.
"Uncovering the Historical Body of Florence: Dante, Forese Donati, and Sumptuary Legislation." Italian Culture 33:1 (March 2015): 1-15.
“Dante’s Urban American Vernacular: Sandow Birk’s Divine Comedy.” Special Edition: “New Voices in Dante Criticism,” of Dante Studies: The Annual Publication of the Dante Society of America 131 (2013): 143-169.
“The Language of Women as Written by Men: Dante, Boccaccio, and Gendered Histories of the Vernacular,” Heliotropia 8-9 (2011-12). Reprinted in Heliotropia 700/10: A Boccaccio Anniversary Volume (LED, 2013), pp. 217-236.
“Resurrecting Dante’s Florence: Figural Realism in the Decameron and the Esposizioni,” Modern Language Notes 124:1 (January 2009): 45-65.
“Skirting the Issue: Reconsidering Cacciaguida’s History of Florentine Fashion.” Panel sponsored by the Dante Society of America. The International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, Michigan, May 2016.
“Dante’s Inferno: Influence, Adaptation and Reception.” Participant instructor in NEH Seminar on teaching Dante in high schools hosted by University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA. July 2, 2015.
“Histories of the Southern Kingdoms from Dante to Boccaccio (and Petrarch).” Panel: “Dante and Boccaccio.” Annual Conference of the American Association of Italian Studies. Held at the University of Colorado, Boulder, March 26-28, 2015.
"New Fenwick Fellow’s Research Explores 14th Century Fashion"