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Queen's University

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M.A. Candidate
Early Modern Britain



Honours B.A. - University of Cambridge (2012)


My study of history at Cambridge ranged in focus from Classical Greece to modern Sumatra. I finished my degree with a thesis paper analyzing the popularity of 'melancholy' as a literary, natural philosophical, and medical trope in early seventeenth-century England. I did not row for my college while at Cambridge, but I did become a fairly deft punter during my time there.

While at Queen's, I hope to pursue a thesis on political culture in early modern Britain with a possible focus on the long term influences of Mary I and Elizabeth I's reigns on thinking around the role of the monarch within the state, under the supervision of Dr. Jeffrey Collins. Despite the British focus of my thesis, I am glad to be back in my home and native land, and hope to pursue courses on Canadian history for the first time while here.

Beyond my academic work, I play the clarinet and try my hand at tinkering (read: making working things broken) when I can.

T.A. for History 299: China Since 1800

Kingston, Ontario, Canada. K7L 3N6. 613.533.2000