Olivia Colquitt obtained her PhD from the University of Liverpool in 2022 and is now a Lecturer in English at Edge Hill University. Her doctoral research was funded by the AHRC and focused on the Middle English Melusine, reflecting in particular upon the visual frameworks underpinning the construction of female agency and matrilineal identities within the narrative and its contexts. She is currently working on a critical edition of Melusine with Professor Sarah Peverley. Her wider research interests include medieval romance, the translation and transmission of medieval texts, manuscript culture, origin myths, and the intersections between gender, embodiment, and environment.
In 2022, Olivia was a guest speaker on a BBC Radio 3 Free Thinking broadcast about Melusine.