PhD in medieval European history, University of Cambridge (2009)
MA in history, University of Missouri - Kansas City (2005)
MA in Teaching English as a Secon Language (1995)
Current Research Projects
Land use and servile labor in Árpádian Hungary
(With Dr. David Rands) Comparative approach to inheritance strategies in Árpádian Hungary and Kamakura Japan
Slavery in Árpád-era Hungary in a Comparative Context. Leiden: Brill, 2015.
“Parentela, kindred, and the crown. Inheritance practices in Árpád-era Hungary,” in Inheritance, Law and Religions in the Ancient and Mediaeval Worlds. Eds. Béatrice Caseau and Sabine R. Huebner. Paris: Association des amis du Centre d'histoire et civilisation de Byzance, Monographies 45, 2014.
“The Early Árpáds (895-1095): Consolidation, Christianization, Monarchy,” in History Compass 12/2 (2014).
“The ‘empty land’ and the end of slavery: social transformation in thirteenth-century Hungary.” In Landscapes and Societies in Medieval Europe East of the Elbe: Interactions between Environmental Settings and Cultural Transformations. Eds. Sunhild Kleingärtner and Sébastien Rossignol. Toronto: Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, 2013.
“Uxores, ancillae, and dominae: women in thirteenth-century Hungary in the Register of Várad” in Journal of Medieval History 36:2 (June 2010).