Olivia Colquitt completed an MA at Durham University and is now a doctoral researcher in the University of Liverpool's English department. She is funded by the North West Consortium Doctoral Training Partnership and supervised by Professor Sarah Peverley, Professor Gillian Rudd, and Dr Rebecca Dixon. Her thesis is centred upon the Middle English Melusine and examines the construction of dynastic identity and the representation of female power within the wider framework of late fifteenth-century visual culture.. Her wider research interests include medieval romance, the translation and transmission of medieval texts, manuscript culture, gender and sexuality, foundation myths and dynasty, motherhood and matrilineage, otherness, and monstrosity and the supernatural. Olivia is also delighted to have worked as a research assistant for Professor Sarah Peverley, as part of her Leverhulme Research Fellowship on the cultural development of the mermaid across time.