I am a historian, working on the intellectual, cultural, and religious history of early modern Europe (c. 1500 - 1800). Geographically, my research and teaching focus on England, Italy, and the Spanish Empire. As of fall 2021, I am a post-doctoral fellow in history at the University of Texas at Austin, where I teach undergraduate courses on “Writing the History of Books and Readers, from the Scroll to Scrolling the Web”; “Global Catholicism, 1400 – 1800”; and “Trash and Treasure in Early Modern Europe.”
I carried out my undergraduate and doctoral work in history at Princeton University; in between, I earned an MPhil in early modern history from the University of Cambridge as a Gates Cambridge Scholar. My projects and writing have received various awards, including: a Fulbright research award to Italy, the Eleanor M. Garvey Fellowship in Printing and Graphic Arts at Houghton Library (Harvard), an Andrew Mellon Foundation fellowship at the Huntington Library, the Mellon-CES Dissertation Completion Fellowship, and numerous awards and fellowships from Princeton University.
BA, History (Princeton, 2013)
MPhil, Early Modern History (Cambridge, 2015)
PhD, History (Princeton, 2021)
Image on the home page is Charles le Brun's sketch of Carlo Borromeo administering communion to victims of the plague; Met Museum (public domain)