Chris is currently completing his dissertation on early medieval Slavic political organization. His first article, “Imperial Narratives, Complex Geographies” was published in Viator: Medieval and Renaissance Studies. He is working on a project on intersecting ideas of gender and alterity in the early Middle Ages. An article deriving from this study is forthcoming in Magic, Ritual, and Witchcraft. Chris was awarded Best Student Paper of the March 2020 Medieval Academy of America meeting for a paper on this subject. He also was awarded the Gerda Henkel Stiftung Scholarship to support his research.