Academic

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

  • Research Internship – ‘Fast Food: Eating and Youth Culture in Britain, 1970 – 2000’. IHR/ Museum of Youth Culture. June-Sept 2020.
  • Convenor – Food History Seminar IHR. Aug 2020 – Aug 2021.
  • Co-founder and convenor – ‘Cambridge Body and Food Histories‘ interdisciplinary research group. 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:

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

SELECTED TALKS

  • ‘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).

LANGUAGES

English (native), Italian, Spanish, Latin


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