As a scholar of early modern literary and intellectual culture I explore a wide range of topics in my work, from Shakespearean drama to Boylean science, but I am especially interested in classical reception, Neo-Latin studies, and the history of humanistic scholarship; orientalism and global early modern studies; and the material text, an area of study drawing together book history, manuscript studies, and textual criticism.
I have published over a dozen articles on these and other topics in such venues as Modern Philology, the Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes, and The Seventeenth Century. I maintain a strong interest in John Milton, the subject of my doctoral thesis (and forthcoming book), but I have also written on an array of other fascinating early modern figures, including, among others, the Elizabethan pamphleteer Thomas Nashe, the Cambridge classical scholar James Duport, the Leiden historian Georg Horn, the Massachusetts religious dissenter Anne Hutchinson, and the Ottoman dragoman Ali Ufki.
After studying classical philology at Oberlin College and the University of Pennsylvania I earned my PhD in English at the University of Exeter, with which I remain affiliated as an Honorary Research Fellow. I am currently an Excellence Strategy Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Hamburg’s Institute of English and American Studies, in which capacity I conduct research for my project Humanism and Politics in the English Revolution while also designing and teaching advanced seminars in early modern literature and culture.
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PhD in English, 2021
University of Exeter
MA in Classical Studies, 2015
University of Pennsylvania
BA High Honors in Latin, 2013