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Biography

I enrolled as a PhD Researcher at the European University Institute in 2014 where I have worked under  the supervision of Prof. Stéphane Van Damme (EUI) and Prof. Antonella Romano (EHESS, Paris). 

My research interest lies in the study of natural history museums in nineteenth-century France. In my doctoral dissertation, I examine and compare the museums of Lyon, Nantes and Toulouse from 1800 to 1870. [Find out more on my Research page].
I am also particularly interested in the methodological and intellectual developments prompted by Digital Humanities and Public History.

After spending three years in Florence and a semester in Paris as a visiting student at the Centre Koyré, EHESS, I am now based in the North of France where I am a Teaching Assistant in Modern History at the University of Lille for the academic year 2018-2019.

I value collaborative work and have participated in numerous workshops and panels in the themes of the history of science and museum studies. I co-founded the History of Science Working Group at the EUI in 2014 and coordinated its activities until 2016. In 2017, in collaboration with Charlotte Bellamy (EUI) and Bruno A Martinho (EUI, National Palace of Sintra), I organised a workshop on “Curating History”, with the support of the EUI, Warwick University, and CHAM Lisbon. I am currently working on a project with Catarina Madruga (University of Lisbon) on nineteenth-century practices of collecting nature.
My dissertation is due by the end of 2019.

Prior to coming to Florence, I was trained in History at the University of Strasbourg, under the lead of Prof. Isabelle Laboulais and Prof. Jean-François Chauvard.

I am a qualified and experienced secondary education teacher, with a specialty in Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL). From 2009 to 2014, I was a full-time teacher in History and Geography at the British Section of the Lycée International in Strasbourg.

I also blog : History. On the road.

Find out more about me here.