I am a Ph.D. candidate studying the intellectual, religious and cultural history of early modern Europe. My dissertation, “Shepherding a Church in Crisis: Religious Life, Governance, and Knowledge in Early Modern Italy,” examines the contested nature and role of bishops in the Catholic Church in Italy after the Council of Trent.
I entered the program in 2015. In 2016-17 I co-organized the Committee for the Study of Books and Media (CSBM) talk series with Stephanie Pope. I was a co-founding co-editor of JHIBlog, the blog for the Journal of the History of Ideas, through 2016. With Frederic Clark and Erin Schreiner, I co-curated the exhibit, Readers Make Their Mark: Annotated Books at the New York Society Library (2015). Continuing my interest in marginalia, I am a member of the Winthrop Project here at Princeton, where I work on almanacs, religious diaries, and barrels of books on the move.
I received my B.A. from Princeton in 2013. I studied classics at Columbia University (2013-14) and early modern history at Trinity College, Cambridge as a Gates Cambridge Scholar (2014-15). In 2017-18, I was based at the Università di Bologna in order to pursue research on my dissertation as a Fulbright doctoral grantee. In 2018 and 2019, I was a visiting researcher at Harvard University, first as a fellow at the Houghton Library and later as an exchange scholar in the history department.
“Matthew Parker and the Practice of Church History” in Nicholas Hardy and Dmitri Levitin, eds., Confessionalisation and Erudition in Early Modern Europe: An Episode in the History of the Humanities. Proceedings of the British Academy 225. Oxford: Published for the British Academy by Oxford University Press (2019): 116–153.
“Polemic in Translation: Jerome’s Fashioning of History in the Chronicle” in Walter Pohl and Veronika Wieser, eds., Historiography and Identity I: Ancient and Early Christian Narratives of Community. Cultural Encounters in Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages 24. Turnhout: Brepols (2019): 219–246.
“Licking the ‘beare whelpe’: William Lambarde and Matthew Parker Revise the Perambulation of Kent.” Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes 81 (2018): 154–171.
R. Calis, F. Clark, C. Flow, A. Grafton, M. McMahon, and J. M. Rampling, “Passing the Book: Cultures of Reading in the Winthrop Family, 1580 – 1730.” Past & Present 241, no. 1 (2018): 69–141. https://doi.org/10.1093/pastj/gty022