I specialize in the history of religion and politics in early modern Britain. My dissertation, currently in process at the Johns Hopkins University, will examine the relationship between religious toleration, anti-Catholic militancy, and imperialism in the English Revolution (1642-1660). The early stages of my dissertation research have focused on re-interpreting the political thought of two clergymen, John Dury and Hugh Peter, in light of these interconnected themes. More broadly, I have presented research on the Portuguese converso rabbi Menasseh ben Israel of Amsterdam, and published work on Protestant attitudes toward Judaism and Islam in the early modern period.
Main Advisor: Professor Marshall