I am a historian of early modern Europe, working on the history of the prison, the history of medicine (especially epidemic disease), and the history of theology. I received my B.A. in history from Yale University, and my M.Phil. in theology (ecclesiastical history) from the University of Oxford, where I was an Ertegun Scholar. Current projects include John Calvin’s attack on the cult of relics, the first experimental trials of smallpox inoculation, and eighteenth-century prison reformers.
My work has been published in Early Science and Medicine, Names: A Journal of Onomastics, The Journal of Ecclesiastical History, and Gothic Studies, and is forthcoming in Social History of Medicine and the Journal of the History of Ideas. My annotated translation of the Spanish Jesuit Pedro de Ribadeneyra's history of the English Reformation was published in 2017 by Brill. I serve as an editor for JHIBlog and an assistant editor for the Journal of Jesuit Studies.
This year I am the History of Science representative to Princeton’s Graduate Student Government Assembly, and as a history instructor for the Prison Teaching Initiative. Prospective applicants, or indeed anyone curious about the History of Science Program, early modern studies at Princeton, or related questions, please don’t hesitate to be in touch.