On this page you can find a summary of my academic research, including my current projects, affiliations, and activities as a historian. I am very happy to hear from prospective collaborators regarding research inquiries, grant applications, publications, and workshop projects.

Research interests

My academic research covers the following fields:

• History of science, medicine, and religion (1500-1900)
• Natural science and environmental history
• History of the body, race, and sexuality
• History of political economy, colonialism, and slavery
• History of literature and satire
• European, Atlantic, and Nordic history

Research projects

I am currently focusing on three projects:
• The first centres on the interplay between natural science, political economy, and religion in the long Enlightenment period. My writings in this area range from the evolution of Swedish climactic science in times of war (Etudes Germaniques, 2021) and debates over African superiority, colonization, and slavery (Intellectual History Review, 2023) to the history of population, sexuality, and entomology (Revue de Synthèse, 2024). My latest research focuses on a new history of Linnean human taxonomy, bringing together the history of race, natural science, and political economy.
• Based on my doctoral dissertation, I am also working on a new monograph about the Swedish parliamentarian, philosopher and mystic theologian Emanuel Swedenborg (1688-1772) centered on his lifelong interest for the soul-body problem. I have written and lectured about various aspects of Swedenborg's life and thought (most recently in Politica Hermetica, 2023) and I have a broader interest in currents related to his ideas and posterity.
• My third project broadly centres on literature and the history of astronomy. I am interested in the links between cosmology, the afterlife, and the plurality of worlds (Annals of Science, 2020), extending to the history of travelogues and satire. My first article on the subject has become one of the most-read published in the Annals of Science, and you can read more about this research on my latest popular blogpost (Voltaire Foundation, 2023).

Research affiliations
I am the Hagströmer Fellow 2023 at the Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, funded by the Sven and Catarina Hagströmer Foundation. I teach as an adjunct lecturer at the University of Stockholm, and I am also a postdoctoral associate at the University of Oxford, where I previously worked as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow funded by the British Arts and Humanities Research Council, affiliated to the Oxford Centre for the History of Science, Medicine and Technology, the Oxford Centre for Intellectual History, and the Oxford Centre for Early Modern Studies. I've been the recipient of several funded short term research fellowships, at the Huntington Library in San Marino, California (2019), the Fondazione Cini in Venice, Italy (2019), the Swedish Royal Academy of Sciences (2022), and at the University of Amsterdam (2023). In September 2022, I have been elected an Associate Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, and I am a member since 2023 of the international research group War Losses and Casualties, which brings together historians of war, medicine, and the body.
Having trained in France, Italy, Denmark and the UK while undertaking research fellowships and residencies in the US, Italy, the Netherlands, and Sweden, I am particularly enthusiastic about bringing a diverse network of contacts and collaborators to expand the reach and research leadership of the faculties I work with.

Research activities

I have extensive experience in convening research activities, presenting research, and academic fundraising. Highlights since 2017 include:

• 32 prizes and awards, including 3 major doctoral awards, and 4 competitive research fellowships
• £104,000+ raised in research funds (total non-indexed value)
• 30 academic talks across 7 countries and 15 universities, including most notably at the Sorbonne, the Ecole Normale Supérieure (ENS Ulm), the Institut National d'Histoire de l'Art (INHA), the universities of Oxford, Cambridge, Warwick, Queen Mary Belfast, Bryn Athyn PA, GTU Berkeley CA, Amsterdam, Lund, Stockholm, Uppsala, and the Royal Polytechnic Institute (KTH).
 • Speaker of the Swedenborg's 250th anniversary lectures at the Swedenborg Scandinavian Society and the Swedish Royal Academy of Sciences in Stockholm.

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