Grace Khuri is a doctoral researcher at the University of Oxford writing the first D.Phil dissertation on J.R.R. Tolkien at that institution. Her thesis considers the intersecting influences of Old Norse myth and The First World War on Tolkien’s ‘Silmarillion’ corpus. Her general research covers J.R.R. Tolkien, First World War history and culture, Old Norse myth and sagas, medieval literature, and Victorian and Edwardian medievalism. She earned her B.A. in English Language and Literature (Course II, Medieval strand) and M.Phil (Medieval English 550-1550) from Merton College, Oxford. She has done a podcast on the Silmarillion for the Fantasy strand of Oxford University’s Great Writers Inspire series – ‘What is the Silmarillion?’.