Sarah is a medievalist, book historian, and BBC Radio 3 New Generation Thinker 2013.
She is Senior Lecturer at the University of Liverpool, where she teaches and researches medieval literature and history. Her current research focuses on literature produced during The Wars of the Roses, on the political consciousness of medieval writers, and on medieval manuscripts and early books. She is also working on a cultural history of the mermaid.
As an expert on the Middle Ages, Sarah regularly contributes to television documentaries, broadcasts on BBC Radio, and gives public talks about medieval culture at festivals and heritage events. She directs ‘The Liverpool University Players’, a group of student-actors specialising in Early English drama, and is a member of the AHRC Peer Review College, the Liverpool University Press Editorial Advisory Board, and The Literary Encyclopedia Editorial Board.
In her spare time Sarah enjoys playing the harp and composing music. Her most recent composition, ‘Transitions’, featured on BBC Radio 3′s Words and Music programme.Main image courtesy of The British Library (MS Harley 4425, Public Domain)