Research


My research explores science and religion within global early modern networks, the history of the body (soul-body,  nutrition, psychiatry, sexuality, anatomy, warfare) and the Enlightenment. I am an expert on the life and works of Swedish parliamentarian, philosopher and theologian Emanuel Swedenborg (1688-1772) and have a broader interest in currents related to Swedenborg's ideas and posterity (millenarianism, abolitionism, spiritualism, borealism). I mostly work with Swedish, Latin, French, German, Italian, and English sources, and I speak French, Italian, Danish and English fluently.

I've held funded research fellowships at the Huntington Library in San Marino, California (2019), the Fondazione Cini in Venice, Italy (2019) and the Swedish Royal Academy of Sciences (2022). I am currently a Visiting Researcher at the department of History of Science and Ideas, Uppsala University, and a postdoctoral associate at the Oxford Centre for the History of Science, Medicine and Technology and the Oxford Centre for Intellectual History. Having trained in France, Italy, Denmark and the UK while undertaking research fellowships and residencies in the US, Italy, and Sweden, I am particularly enthusiastic about bringing a diverse network of contacts and collaborators to expand outreach and research leadership to the faculties I work with.

I have extensive experience in convening research activities, presenting research, and academic fundraising. Highlights since 2018 include:

• 24 prizes and awards, including 3 major doctoral awards, and 3 competitive research fellowships
• £96,000  raised in research funds (total non-indexed value)
• 26 academic talks across 7 countries and 12 universities, including most notably at the Sorbonne, the Ecole Normale Supérieure (ENS Ulm), the universities of Oxford, Cambridge, Warwick, Queen Mary Belfast, Bryn Athyn USA, Amsterdam, Lund, Stockholm and the Royal Polytechnic Institute (KTH).
• Keynote speaker at the Swedenborg's 250th anniversary lectures at the Swedenborg Scandinavian Society and the Swedish Royal Academy of Sciences in Stockholm.

I am very happy to hear from prospective colleagues and collaborators regarding research inquiries, new grant applications and new projects.
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