- Ph.D., History, Stanford University (2011)
- B.S. Foreign Service, summa cum laude, International, History, Georgetown University (2004)
Areas of Expertise
Early modern Italy and the Mediterranean: economic history, political history, and material culture.
Selected Research and Publications
- The Masterpiece of the Medici: Commerce, Politics, and the Making of the Free Port of Livorno.
- “Managing Free Trade in Early Modern Europe: Institutions, Information, and the Free Port of Livorno,” The Journal of Modern History (September 2014).
- “Capitalism and the Special Economic Zone, 1590-2014.” Forthcoming in New Perspectives on Political Economy, ed. Sophus Reinert and Robert Fredona.
- “Capricious Demands: Artisanal Goods, Business Strategies, and Consumer Behavior in Seventeenth-Century Florence,” in Early Modern Things: Objects and their Histories, ed. Paula Findlen (Routledge, 2013), 204-224.
- Translation (with Brad Bouley and Paula Findlen) of Renata Ago, Gusto for Things: A History of Objects in Seventeenth-Century Rome (University of Chicago Press, 2013). Originally: Il gusto delle cose. Storia degli oggetti nella Roma del Seicento (Laterza, 2006).
- Francesca Trivellato, The Familiarity of Strangers (Yale University Press, 2009). Quaderni Storici, 133: 3 (December 2010).
- Quaderni storici, English-language translator/copy editor (2011-pres.)
Awards and Honors
- Harper Fellowship, Society of Fellows, University of Chicago (2011-13)
- Elizabeth Spilman Rosenfield Dissertation Prize, Stanford University (2012)
- Giles M. Whiting Fellowship (2010-11)
- Institute for Humane Studies Fellowship (2010-11)
- Fulbright U.S. Student Fellow, Italy (2008-09)
- State Department Critical Language Scholarship, Turkey (2008)
- Phi Beta Kappa (2004)
- Dean's Medal, Georgetown University (2004)
- Capitalism in the Renaissance (HIST 117)
- The First Age of Globalization (HIST 109)
- The Worlds of Niccolò Machiavelli (HIST 111)
- Venice and the Islamic East (HIST 113)
- The Self and the History of the State in the Western World (Core 002)
- The Making of Modern Europe from Renaissance to Enlightenment (HIST 10A)