Personal Biography

I came to Corpus in October 2022, following two years as a Junior Research Fellow at Merton College, Oxford. I received my PhD in History from Columbia University in 2020. Prior to that, I studied history as an undergraduate at Princeton and a master's student in Oxford.

Research and Teaching

My research focuses predominantly on how, in the period c. 1850–1939, British educational institutions were sites for the production of ideas about gender and sexuality. I am currently completing the manuscript of my first book, Teaching Gender: Higher Education Reform and Heteronormativity in Britain, 1860–1939. It offers a new explanation for how British higher education became coeducational from the late nineteenth century, and argues that coeducational universities played an important role in making the hetero/homo binary foundational to middle-class life and sociability in the twentieth century. I am also in the early stages of a second major research project about the intellectual history of male homosexuality in England, c. 1850–1967.

My undergraduate teaching covers British history 1680–present, European history 1815–present, historical methods, and theory and history of gender and sexuality. I also contribute to the History Faculty's master's strands in Modern British History and Women's, Gender, and Queer History.

For more about my research and teaching, please see my website here.


"Researching and Teaching with British Newsreels," Twentieth Century British History 32, no. 3 (Sept 2021): 441–461

"Arthur Sidgwick's Greek Prose Composition: Gender, Affect, and Sociability in the Late-Victorian University," Journal of British Studies 56, no. 1 (Jan 2017): 91–116

"Impossible Love and Victorian Values: J.A. Symonds and the Intellectual History of Homosexuality," Journal of the History of Ideas 75, no. 4 (Oct 2014): 605–27