I am a scholar of late 19th and early 20th century Europe, and I work broadly at the crossroads of architectural and intellectual history. I am interested in a variety of topics including the interplay between aesthetics and ethics, the construction of monuments and cemeteries following World War I, and the conceptualization of trauma in Belgium after 1914.
I received my BA from UC Berkeley with High Honors in History and High Distinction in General Scholarship. My undergraduate thesis explored the clashing stylistic and philosophical commitments of various groups that were involved in the post-WWI reconstruction of Ypres, a small town in Belgium's Westhoek region. Following this, I received a J. William Fulbright Award to Belgium, where I completed my master's degree, magna cum laude, at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven.