I am an historian of early modern Europe at the University of Oxford currently finishing my DPhil. Before embarking on doctoral research, I completed an MSt in Early Modern History at Oxford and my undergraduate studies at the University of Bristol.
Research and Teaching
My research focuses primarily on the literary and intellectual history of sixteenth and seventeenth century France. I explore the ways in which people understood the idea of ‘judgement’ and how this shaped different forms of writing in the early modern period such as philosophy, history, poetry and essays. More broadly, I am interested in how new ways of describing thought emerged in the context of the intellectual transformation of the Renaissance and the religious upheaval of the Reformation.
I teach undergraduate students British and European History 1500-1700, historiography and historical methods, and the history of political thought. I also teach master’s students on the strands for Intellectual History and Early Modern History.