Background & Research Interests
I graduated in 2016 from Victoria College in the University of Toronto with an Honours BA with High Distinction in History and English Literature with a minor in Classical Civilizations. I then received an MA from Queen's University at Kingston in 2018 for my thesis project, Two Confessions, One Jerusalem: Conceptions of Jerusalem in the Early Modern English Sermon.
I am a PhD Candidate at the Centre for the Study of the Renaissance, under the supervision of Prof. Peter Marshall. My research project is entitled Jews, Judaism, Judaizing, and the English Reformation. I am interested in the cultural impact of Jews, both imagined and real, during the English Reformation. This cultural impact includes the appropriation of biblical Jewish narratives found within sermons as well as the references made to contemporary Jews amidst the religious tensions during the Reformation. My general research interests include early modern English history, Reformation history, and European Jewish history.
The Joseph Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship (2017-2018) toward the completion of my Master's thesis work at Queen's University
The R.S. Mclaughlin Fellowship from Queen's University (2016-2017) to fund my Master's degree
“If I forget you, O Jerusalem, may my right hand forget [its skill]: A Global Perspective of Sixteenth-Century Jerusalem.” Sixteenth Century Society and Conference in Milwaukee, WI; October 29, 2017.
“Jews as Source and Hebrew as a Resource: The Use of Jewish Authors and Texts in Early Modern
England.” The Schwartz-Reisman Graduate Student Conference: Cross Cultural Encounters in Toronto, ON; April 16, 2018.
HIST250 - The Middle Ages (Teaching Assistant, Queen's University, 2016-2017)
HIST201 - Early Modern Europe (Teaching Assistant, Queen's University, 2018)
During my time as a Corbet Undergraduate Assistant at the Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies, I created a presentation on a late sixteenth-century copy of John Foxe's Acts and Monuments. Details to be found here.