Early Modern History
M.A. Cultural and Intellectual History, 1300-1650, Warburg Institute, University of London (2010)
B.A. History, First Class Honors, Mount Allison University (2009)
My research focuses on cross-cultural interaction in the Early Modern Mediterranean, particularly among merchants and commercial networks. Through popular books, prints, and texts I explore how these encounters shaped European perceptions and representations of non-European and European identities.
At the Warburg Institute, my research examined textual and iconographical questions of Muslim, Turkish, Persian, and Asian identities in sixteenth and seventeenth century European popular books, pamphlets, translations of the Koran, printed maps, and atlases.
I am a first year Doctoral Candidate under the supervision of Professors Anthony D'Elia and Ariel Salzmann.
TA, History 255, Renaissance and Reformation Europe, Professor D'Elia (2011-2012)
Paper, "European Iconography of Islam: Jeoren Paddebrugges's Frontispiece of André Du Ryer's Translation of the Koran" Accepted for presentation at the 14th Annual Congress of Turkish Art (ICTA), Paris 19-21 September, 2011 (Declined)
Paper, "Norms and their effect on Humanitarian Aid" Published in the Atlantic International Studies Journal (2005)
Marjorie McLean Oliver Graduate Scholarship (2011-2012)
Queen's Graduate Award (2011-2012)
Mount Allison University History Award (2009)