academic work

Full CV here: Miles_CV_2016_05

Check out the pages on my book project, publications, presentations, and teaching.

EDUCATION

2011
PhD, English Language and Literature
Department of English Language and Literature, Yale University, USA
Dissertation title: “Mary’s Book: The Annunciation in Medieval England”
PhD Co-Supervisors: Alastair Minnis & Jessica Brantley

2009
Master, Department of English Language and Literature, Yale University, USA

2008
M.Phil., Medieval Studies, Program in Medieval Studies, Yale University, USA

2005
M.Phil., Medieval and Renaissance English Literature
English Faculty, University of Cambridge, UK
Thesis title: “An Edition of the Middle English Rewyll of Seynt Savioure
(Distinction and joint top mark on M.Phil. thesis)

2003
BA, English Literature and Medieval Studies (double concentration)
Brown University, Providence, RI, USA
Junior year abroad at Mansfield College, University of Oxford, UK

CURRENT POSITION

2013-
Associate Professor (Førsteamanuensis), English Literature
Department of Foreign Languages, University of Bergen, Norway

PREVIOUS POSITIONS

2011-2013
Assistant Professor (non-tenure track)
Department of English, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

2011-2013
Post-doctoral Fellow (interdisciplinary fellowship)
Michigan Society of Fellows, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

ACADEMY MEMBERSHIPS

Member, founding class, Norsk Akademiet for Yngre Forskere (Norwegian Academy for Younger Researchers) (2015-2019). Website: http://akademietforyngreforskere.no

FELLOWSHIPS 

2010-2011
Whiting Dissertation Fellowship (Yale’s most prestigious graduate fellowship with a full year of research funding), Yale University, USA

2010-2011
Graduate Affiliate Fellow, Whitney Humanities Center, Yale University, USA

2009
Summer Dissertation Fellowship (competitive funding to study medieval manuscripts)
Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Yale University, USA

ORGANISATION OF SCIENTIFIC MEETINGS 

2017
Co-organizer and Local Host, “Women’s Literary Culture and the Medieval Canon Conference”, University of Bergen, Norway; 40 participants (June)

2015
CO-organiser, “New Directions in Literature and Religion Workshop”, University of Bergen, Norway; 30 participants (Sept. 5)

2012
Co-organizer, “University of Michigan Medieval Seminar”, Ann Arbor, USA; 25 participants (Sept. 29)

INSTITUTIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES 

2016-
Coordinator of Undergraduate and Graduate Teaching (fagkoordinator), English Literature, Department of Foreign Languages, University of Bergen, Norway

2015-
Co-founder and steering committee member, Literature & Religion Research Group, University of Bergen, Norway

2014-2017
Advisory Board representative, Society for Medieval Feminist Scholarship, USA

2011-2013
Co-founder and organizer, Humanities Working Group, Michigan Society of Fellows, University of Michigan, USA

2011-2013
Advisory Board Graduate Representative, Society for Medieval Feminist Scholarship, USA

2007-08
Representative, Graduate Activities Committee, English Department, Yale University, USA

2005-08
Lead Graduate Admissions Liaison, English Department, Yale University, USA

COMMISSIONS OF TRUST

2013-
Peer reviewer: Journal of Medieval Religious Cultures, USA; Medieval Feminist Forum, USA; Speculum: The Journal of the Medieval Academy of America, USA; Journal of Illustration Studies, UK; PMLA: Proceedings of the Modern Language Association, USA

2013
Grant reviewer: Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research, The Netherlands

2016
Expert external opponent for PhD pre-viva-voce: English literature, Department of Foreign Languages, Umeå University, Sweden

INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATIONS

2016-2017
Project leader, International Network (5 members): “Assessing Paths to Power: Continental Visionary Women in Medieval England”, a partnerships grant from SPIRE: Strategic Programme for International Research and Education, University of Bergen, Norway

2016-2017
Managing Committee Member: COST Action IS1301: “New Communities of Interpretation: Contexts, Strategies and Processes of Religious Transformation in Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe”. Website: http://costaction-is1301.webhosting.rug.nl

2015-2017
Core Partner (based on invitation), International Network: “Women’s Literary Culture and the Medieval Canon”. Funded by the Leverhulme Trust. Network Lead, Professor Diane Watt, University of Surrey. Website: https://www.surrey.ac.uk/medievalwomen/index.htm

MEMBERSHIPS OF SCIENTIFIC SOCIETIES

2014-               Founder and steering committee member: Literature & Religion Research Group, University of Bergen, Norway. Website: http://www.uib.no/en/rg/litrel

2014-               Founder and director: Syon Abbey Society. Website: www.syonabbeysociety.com

2005-               Member, Medieval Academy of America, USA

2005-               Member, International Anchoritic Society, UK

2004-               Member, Society for Medieval Feminist Scholarship, USA

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