I study the religious and political thought of early modern Britain in European and colonial context. My doctoral research explores the relationship between religious toleration and Protestant expansion during the English Revolution of the mid-seventeenth century.
Themes from my dissertation can be found in my article, "Protestant Unity and Anti-Catholicism: the Irenicism and Philo-Semitism of John Dury in Context," published in the April 2017 issue of the Journal of British Studies. I am also the co-author of a chapter in The Oxford Handbook of the Protestant Reformations (2016) on “Protestantism and non-Christian Religions.” At Hopkins, I taught an undergraduate course on “Persecution and Toleration in early modern Europe” in spring 2018.
I hold a Bachelor of Humanities (2007) from Carleton University in my hometown of Ottawa, Canada, and a Master of Arts (2012) from the University of Alberta. My research is supported by a Doctoral Fellowship from the Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC).
Thesis Title: "Religious Toleration and Protestant Expansion in Revolutionary England, 1642-1658"
Main Advisor: Professor Marshall