Ayoush specializes in devotional, contemplative, and other spiritual writing from the eleventh to thirteenth centuries. Her research has focused on emotion in English, Latin, and Anglo-Norman texts in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries. She has particular interests in literature written for religious recluses in the pre- and post-Conquest periods.
She is currently working on a book project within the field of comparative literature: a study of medieval Christian and Islamic devotional and contemplative texts.
Old and Middle English (Prelims and FHS Course I and Course II); Andalusian Arabic lyric (Course II Paper 2); various dissertation topics on Old and Middle English-- including saints' lives, devotional literature, lyrics, and Arthurian romance.