I am a Ph.D. student studying the intellectual, religious and cultural history of early modern Europe. My dissertation examines the fraught debates about models of episcopacy that took place in the Catholic Church and Church of England from 1560 onwards. My research interests more generally include the history of knowledge-making, the history of religious practice, and how early moderns understood, classified, and sought to recreate ancient scripts, social and religious rituals, art, sites of scholarship, and more.
I entered the program in 2015. In 2016-17 I co-organized the Center for the Study of Books and Media 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 currently involved in the Winthrop Family Project here at Princeton, where I work on (among other things) 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.
“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