I am a third-year Ph.D. candidate interested in the early modern world. My work focuses primarily on books and their readers, antiquarianism, and the various cultures of the medieval and early modern Mediterranean. My dissertation examines the life and writings of Martin Crusius (1526-1607) and charts the early modern origins of ethnographical practices.
At Princeton, I founded and I co-organized (with Stephanie Pope) the interdisciplinary lecture series for the Committee for the Study of Books and Media (CSBM). I am also part of an intergenerational team of scholars studying the Winthrop Family Library. My home away from home is the Stanley J. Seeger '52 Center for Hellenic Studies.
Before coming to Princeton, I studied Classics and History at the University of Amsterdam and spent a year studying and hunting down manuscripts in Rome, Florence and Venice. After completing my masters, I taught Latin and Greek in secondary school and worked as a research and teaching assistant in the Department of Languages, Literature and Communication at Utrecht University. I also worked (and tweeted) for Annotated Books Online (ABO). During the 2014-2016 academic years I continued my work for ABO as an affiliated researcher at the Institute of Cultural Inquiry (ICON) at Utrecht University.