Mushrooms, Pukaskwa National Park, Ontario, Canada


Scholarly Work

Ethiopian Manuscript Production: Practices and Contexts

My dissertation uses Ethnoarchaeological methods to complement and contextualize the archaeological and historical sources in order to document the Ethiopian tradition of bookmaking, the last continuous tradition of traditional Christian manuscript production in the world.


Online Exhibit: Ethiopic Manuscript Production

The companion website to my exhibit on Ethiopian manuscript production at the John M. Kelly Library at the University of St. Michael's College in the University of Toronto. It features some of the items I collected as part of my Fulbright project, Ethiopic Manuscript Culture and its European Analogues (2008-2009) and highlights my work on the history and scribal practices of Christendom's last continuous craftsmanly tradition of manuscript production.


Ludus Scrabularum apud Centrum Studiorum Mediaevalium Universitatis Torontonensis

I enjoy playing Scrabble in Latin by the Toronto Rules, and many years ago put up a web site in order to share the past-time with the community. Have a look.


Photo Blog

I maintain a photographic blog on this website--click on the weblog item in the navigation menu. Currently on hiatus during the home stretch of my dissertation.

Photographic Publications

My work has been featured in both academic and non-academic settings, including Mazgaba Seelat: Treasury of Ethiopian Images, a recent book from Princeton, material for the research group "Manuscript Cultures in Asia and Africa" at Hamburg University, and in Your Cat magazine (see my post here)


Sutro Sam

A short video I shot and edited, featuring San Francisco's only resident river otter, Sutro Sam.


Facet Search Tool

Faceted search tool for An Online Reader Reader of John Cotgrave's The English Treasury of Wit and Language, allowing searches of the content by author, subject, and play.

Torchbearer Tools

A simple set of tools I wrote for the Torchbearer game, as practice converting PHP to Javascript.