Academic

Education

Ph.D. (October 2016 – exp. 2020)  Christ’s College, University of Cambridge, History ‘Food and Religion in the English and Italian Reformations, c. 1560 – c. 1640’ Funded by a full AHRC-DTP-Levy Plumb scholarship

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

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

Publications

‘Reforming Food and Eating in Protestant England, c. 1560 – c. 1640’, The Historical Journal  [Forthcoming].

‘Food and Religious Identities in the Venetian Inquisition, c. 1560 – c. 1640’, Renaissance Quarterly [Forthcoming].

‘Greed, Gluttony, and Lust: Food and the Seven Deadly Sins’; ‘In Sickness and in Health: Special Diets’; ‘Feed the Hungry: Sharing Food and Charitable Giving’; ‘From Paupers to Popes: Food Gifts and Exchange’; ‘Charger From an Accouchement Set’, in Feast & Fast: The Art of Food in Europe, 1500 – 1800, ed. Melissa Calaresu and Vicky Avery (Bloomsbury Academic, London, 2019).  [Forthcoming].

‘As thy body stands in need of food, so doth thy soule also’: Food and Religion in Richard Bernard’s 1616 handbook’, Graduate Journal of Food Studies, 5 (2018), no. 2.

Teaching

I have experience supervising, teaching seminar groups, and lecturing at the University of Cambridge 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

I have also jointly run a history for schools event, aimed at KS2 (7 – 11 year olds) students. 

Conferences and Seminar Organisation

Co-organiser of conference ‘Waste Not, Want Not: Food and Thrift from Antiquity to the Present’ September 2019

Organiser of conference ‘Food and Faith in the Early Modern World’ November 2018

Co-organiser of conference ‘Food and Embodied Identities in the Early Modern and Modern World, c. 1500 – c. 2000’ June 2018

Co-founder and convener of AHRC-funded interdisciplinary student group ‘Cambridge Body and Food Histories‘ 2017-9

Co-organiser of workshop ‘Body and Consumption History’ May 2017

Professional Activities

Christ’s College MCR, Ents Officer 2018-9

Graduate Digital Communications Coordinator for Early Modern History, University of Cambridge 2017-9

Editor at Doing History in Public , public history blog at University of Cambridge 2015-7 

Languages

English (native), Italian, Spanish, Latin