I read Spanish and Portuguese at Merton College, Oxford, and later completed the MSt in Comparative Literature and Critical Translation, also at Oxford.
My doctoral project, generously supported by AHRC and the Clarendon Fund, focuses on Sephardic Jewish literary networks in early modern Italian states. I am particularly interested in the role of writing, printing, and literary patronage in the formation of Sephardic communities. Touching on questions of (trans)nationality, religious identity, multilingualism and “modernity”, my initial outline identifies two pairs of authors I hope to look at from the perspective of “connected histories”. Key locations include Ferrara, Venice, and Naples.
Outside my research I have a keen interest in environmental issues, being a member of the Oxford Climate Society and vice-president of the Oxford University Animal Ethics Society. I am also learning Classical Hebrew.