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I am a specialist in seventeenth-century literature, early modern cultural studies, and women's writing and the author of a number of scholarly articles on witchcraft, possession, and digital culture. I am the lead of the Witches in Early Modern England Project and the Founding Editor of Preternature: Critical and Historical Studies in the Preternatural (Penn State Press). My first book, Bewitched and Bedevilled (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015) uses cognitive science and neuroscience to understand possession phenomenon in early modern England. My second book, Being Bewitched, a micro-historical case study of an almost unheard of witchcraft accusation among the elite in 1620s London, was published by Truman University Press, 2017. I am an active member in a number of national and international Digital Humanities projects, societies, and conferences, a regular participant in Humanities conferences and colloquia and workshops, and an enthusiastic and challenging teacher.

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