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 Prof 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 ‘Algernon Sidney and the Old Cause in Europe, 1623-1683’, with guidance from Prof Ann Thomson, my supervisor, and Prof Richard Bellamy, my second reader. In addition to this and my wider research, I am a researcher with the 18th Century Translators Dictionary project at the EUI, ran in collaboration with L’Istituto per la storia del pensiero filosofico e scientifico moderno (ISPF), part of the Italian Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR). Finally, I am also co-administrator of ‘The Republic of Letters’, an international online forum, and a member of the 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 talks and conferences at the EUI, and 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.