Elaine is the associate tutor for Early Church History, and her own work focuses specifically on theological beliefs in the Early Middle Ages. Her doctoral research analyses the range of beliefs about the soul from its origin to the age of adolescence in pre-Conquest England. When not working on her thesis, Elaine also acts as a tutor for the Faculty of Theology and Religion at Oxford where she has most recently taught a course on thesis research methods and tutorials for the paper Saints and Sanctity in the Age of Bede.
Elaine is originally from Houston, Texas and moved to the United Kingdom in 2010. She completed her undergraduate degree in English literature and master’s degree in Medieval Studies at the University of St Andrews before moving to Oxford with her husband Jamie to write her PhD thesis at the Faculty of Theology and Religion.