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Biography

I came to the European University Institute after completing an MA in the History of Political Thought and Intellectual History at the University of London, jointly administered by University College London (UCL) and Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). During my time in London I predominantly researched English, French, and Italian thought, which culminated in a successful thesis entitled ‘Thomas Hobbes, the Regicide, and Political Obligation’, supervised by Quentin Skinner. Prior to my postgraduate studies I read History and Politics at Keble College, Oxford.

I am presently working towards the submission of my doctoral thesis on ‘Liberty, Virtue, and the Commonwealth of Rights: The Republicanism of Algernon Sidney’, with guidance from Ann Thomson, my thesis supervisor, and Nicolas Guilhot, my second reader (since 2021; formerly Luca Molà, 2016-2018; Richard Bellamy, 2018-2021).

Since September 2021 I have been a visiting researcher in Turin at the Fondazione Luigi Einaudi and the Fondazione Luigi Firpo, Centro di Studi sul Pensiero Politico Onlus, in guest association with the Turin Humanities Programme (THP) at the Fondazione 1563 per l’Arte e la Cultura.

I also am a member of the 18th Century Translators Dictionary project research team based at the EUI, the Università degli Studi di Firenze (UniFI), and the Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR). Further to this, I am the Communications Officer for the Grasping Kairos Research Network and co-administrate ‘The Republic of Letters’, an international online forum. Finally, I am also currently a member of the EUI interdisciplinary research cluster on ‘Democracy in the 21st Century’.

From 2017 to 2020 I was co-convenor of the EUI Intellectual History Working Group, organising various conferences, workshops, and talks at the EUI, including the first EUI Graduate Conference in Intellectual History. Between August and December 2018 I was a visiting researcher at the Institute for History at Leiden University.

Following my completion of a certified special training course on ‘Teaching in Higher Education’, awarded in March 2019, I also assisted senior faculty in the teaching of postgraduate seminars at the EUI during the 2019-2020 academic year.