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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 and Queen Mary University of London. 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 ‘Algernon Sidney and the Old Cause in Europe, 1623-1683’, with guidance from Ann Thomson, my supervisor, and Richard Bellamy, my second reader. In addition to this and my wider research, I am currently, for the third consecutive year, co-convening the Intellectual History Working Group and its conferences at the EUI. 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 will also assist senior faculty in the teaching of postgraduate seminars at the EUI during the 2019-2020 academic year.