Alexandra is a PhD Student in the French Department. She is writing a biography of Emmanuel-Philibert de Pingon; a poet, historiographer and diplomat at the court of Savoy in the 16th century. She is also writing and collating a critical edition of his poetry (French and Latin texts). Her research concerns questions of intertextuality and influence. Her project is funded by the 1252 Studentship Award.
In addition to her research, Alexandra is hosting a Seminar Series with the Trinity Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (TCMRS) that encourages early career researchers to present the primary sources and methodologies used in their developing projects. She is also hosting a conference on the processes involved in writing and in publishing critical editions called “Decoding the Past: Critical Editions and Their Editors,” an event which will take place at the Trinity Long Room Hub on 1-2 November 2019. Alexandra has an MPhil in Comparative Literature (Distinction) from Trinity College Dublin, and a BA in English Literature from Reed College (in Portland, Oregon, U.S.A).