I am an intellectual, cultural, and political historian of Modern Europe. Having recently completed my PhD at Harvard University, I am now the Sanderson Junior Research Fellow at University College, Oxford University. My work focuses on the role of religion in public life, a theme I explore in my 2015 dissertation: Soldiers of God in a Secular World: The Politics of Catholic Theology, 1905-1962. It examines the impact of Catholic theology on political debates in Francophone Europe after the separation of Church and state, demonstrating how the continuing role of theology in an ostensibly secular public sphere disrupts prevailing ideas about the nature and limits of politics in the modern world.

Beyond this project, my research extends to the politics of the body, the theory and practice of historical writing, the role of pre-modernity in the modern imagination, and the intersection between religion and empire.