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EDUCATION

Ph.D. History. Christ’s College, University of Cambridge. Oct 2016 – May 2020. ‘Food and Religion in the English and Italian Reformations, c. 1560 – c. 1640’. Fully funded AHRC-DTP-Levy Plumb scholarship.

MPhil Early Modern History. Christ’s College, University of Cambridge. Sept 2015 – June 2016. ‘Food and Protestantism in Elizabethan England, c. 1558-1603’. Distinction.

BA (Hons) History. University of Warwick. Sept 2012 – July 2015. ‘Prescribing the “Holy Body”: Understanding Nuns’ Bodies in Renaissance Florence and Venice, c. 1400- c. 1650’. First Class Honours.

PUBLICATIONS

ACADEMIC POSITIONS

  • Folger Fellowship – ‘The Reformation of Food: Eating in the English and Italian Reformations’. Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington DC, USA. July 2021. With additional fellowship commendation awarded by the Before ‘Farm to Table’ project.
  • Research Internship – ‘Fast Food: Eating and Youth Culture in Britain, 1970 – 2000’. IHR/ Museum of Youth Culture, London, UK. June-Sept 2020.
  • Convenor – Food History Seminar IHR, London, UK. Aug 2020 – Aug 2021.
  • Co-founder and convenor – ‘Cambridge Body and Food Histories‘ interdisciplinary research group. University of Cambridge, UK. 2017-2019.

CONFERENCE ORGANISATION

TEACHING

Supervised, taught seminar groups & lectured at the University of Cambridge (2016-2020) in the following papers: 

  • Part I: Paper 9 – British Economic and Social History, c. 1500-1750
  • Part I: Paper 4 – British Political History 1485-1714
  • Part I: Paper 14: Material Culture in the Early Modern World 
  • Part II: Paper H – Food and Drink in Britain and the Wider World, c. 1550 – 1800 
  • Part II: Historical Argument and Practice.

Ran additional workshops:

SELECTED TALKS

  • ‘Pious Eating in Reformation England and Italy’, Early Modern Studies Seminar, University of Bristol, UK (June 2021) [Invited speaker].
  • The Long Reformation: Theological Eating’, Refo500, University of Aarhaus, Denmark (May 2021).
  • Eating in Conversion Narratives’, Food & The Book, 1300-1800, Newberry Library & Folger Shakespeare Library, USA (Oct 2020).
  • ‘Eating with Heretics: Protestant and Jewish Food in the Venetian Inquisition’, Early Modern History Workshop, University of Cambridge, UK (Jan 2020) [Invited speaker].
  • ‘Food and the Reformation in London’, Eating and Drinking in the Pre-Industrial City, Social History Society, London, UK (July 2019) [Invited speaker].
  • “His meate be receiued into his soule”: Food and Religion in the European Reformations’, Food History Seminar, Institute of Historical Research, London, UK (Jan 2019).
  • ‘Food and Religious Identities in the European Reformations’ Entanglements of the Religious, University of Tübingen, Germany (Sept 2018) [Invited speaker].
  • ‘Holy Food and the Church in Reformation England and Italy, c. 1560 – c. 1640’, Anglo-German Doctoral Summer School, German-Historical Institute, London, UK (Aug 2018).
  •  ‘Food and Inter-confessional Encounters in Reformation England and Italy’, Society for Renaissance Studies 8th Biannual Conference, University of Sheffield, UK (July 2018). 
  • ‘Food and the Body in Early Modern England’, Food, Feast, Fast, Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge, UK (May 2018) [Invited speaker].
  • ‘Feasting and Celebration in Reformation England’, Material Cultures of Food Workshop, Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge, UK (Oct 2017) [Invited speaker].
  • ‘Abstinence and Fish: Defining a Protestant Fasting Culture in the Elizabethan Reformation’, Third International Conference on Food History and Cultures, European Institute for the History of Cultures of Food, Tours, France (June 2017).

MUSEUMS

  • Research on food and youth culture in 20th century Britain displayed as full wall display at the Museum of Youth Culture, London (Oct 2020).
  • Research contributed to the exhibition ‘Feast & Fast: The Art of Food in Europe, 1500 – 1800’, the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge (Nov 2019 – Aug 2020).

FURTHER PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

LANGUAGES

English (native), Italian, Spanish, Latin