I am an Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the Center for the Humanities at Wesleyan University. I came to Connecticut after I received a PhD in Intellectual History from the Humanities Center at Johns Hopkins University. My teaching addresses the history of modern Europe and the Atlantic world; and my research examines the cultural resonances of religion, nationalism, and science from the late eighteenth century to the present. You can find my work in the Los Angeles Review of Books, Journal of the History of Ideas, Modern Intellectual History, Modern Language Notes, History of the Human Sciences, History of Psychology, and Journal of the Western Society for French History.
My first book, Making Spirit Matter: Neurology, Psychology, and Selfhood in Modern France, is a study of spiritualist thinkers’ encounters with the nascent brain sciences.
In my free time, when I’m not backpacking in the Adirondacks, I am also working on a new project, “The Voluntary Colony,” which explores the connections between the human sciences and imperial institutions in North Africa since the mid-19th century.