I am currently an Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the Center for the Humanities at Wesleyan University. I came to Connecticut after receiving my PhD in Intellectual History from the Humanities Center at Johns Hopkins University. Truly, I feel lucky to teach seminars in the history of science and modern Europe with invested students who are as curious as I am about neuroscience, religion, nationalism, and philosophy. You can find some of my work in Los Angeles Review of Books, Journal of the History of Ideas, History of Psychology, Modern Intellectual History, History of the Human Sciences, and Modern Language Notes.
My first book, Making Spirit Matter: Neurology, Psychology, and Selfhood in Modern France, is a study of the idea of l’esprit (mind) and how crucial it has been in the history of early brain science.
In my free time, when I’m not hiking in the Green Mountains, I am working on a new project, “The Voluntary Colony.” It explores the role of the human sciences in the imperial institutions of North Africa since the 19th century.