- 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 Free Port of Livorno and the Transformation of the Mediterranean World. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017.
- (with Jacob Soll and Paula Findlen, eds.) Florence after the Medici: Tuscan Enlightenment, 1737-1790. In progress. Under contract with Routledge Press. Likely publication date in 2019 or 2020.
- The Masterpiece of the Medici: Commerce, Politics, and the Making of the Free Port of Livorno.
- “Port of Trade or Commodity Market? Livorno and Cross-Cultural Trade in the Early Modern Mediterranean.” In progress, for a special edition of The Business History Review on Italian capitalism, edited by Sophus Reinert and Bob Fredona.
- “Managing Free Trade in Early Modern Europe: Institutions, Information, and the Free Port of Livorno.” The Journal of Modern History, 85, 3: 493-529 (September, 2014).
- “Maintaining Religious Boundaries in Italy during the Age of Free Trade, 1550-1750." In Jews and the Mediterranean World, eds. Jessica Marglin and Matthias Lehman. In progress. Forthcoming, Indiana University Press.
- (with Paula Findlen), "Introduction: Tuscany and Enlightenment in the Atlantic World," in Florence after the Medici: Tuscan Enlightenment, 1737-1790, ed. Corey Tazzara, Paula Findlen, and Jacob Soll. Under contract with Routledge Press.
- "'Poisonous Weeds': Commercial Crisis in Livorno and the Remaking of the Tuscan Hinterland," in Florence after the Medici: Tuscan Enlightenment, 1737-1790, ed. Corey Tazzara, Paula Findlen, and Jacob Soll. Under contract with Routledge Press.
- “Capitalism and the Special Economic Zone, 1590-2014.” New Perspectives on Political Economy, ed. Sophus Reinert and Robert Fredona (Palgrave, 2018), 75-103.
- “Against the Fisc and Justice: State Formation, Market Development, and Customs Fraud in Seventeenth-Century Liguria,” in The Routledge History of the Renaissance, ed. William Caferro (Routledge, 2017), 358-372.
- “La gestione della Dogana nel primo seicento,” in La città delle nazioni: Livorno e i limiti del cosmopolitismo (1566-1834), eds. Andrea Addobbati and Marcella Aglietti (Pisa University Press, 2017), 219-236.
- “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.
- (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).
Awards and Honors
- Mary W. Johnson Faculty Achievement Award (Research) (2018)
- Renaissance Society of America Summer Research Grant (2015)
- 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)
- Core I: Community (2016, 2017)
- Core II: The Self and the Origins of the State in the Western World (2014, 2015)
- Proseminar: What is History? The Rise and Fall of the Atlantic World - Scripps History 180 (2016)
- The First Age of Globalization (HIST 109)
- The Worlds of Niccolò Machiavelli (HIST 111)
- Venice and the Islamic East (HIST 113)
- The Renaissance on the Margins: Gender, Slavery, and Heresy, 1400-1700 - Scripps History 114 (2016)
- Capitalism in the Renaissance (HIST 117)
- The History of Economic Thought - Scripps History 197c (2017)
- Individual and Society - Scripps History 90 (with Andrew Aisenberg, Scripps) (2015)
- Dante and the Medieval World - Scripps History 107 (with Giulio Pertile, CMC) (2015)
- Rethinking Radicalism - Scripps History 197g (with William Barndt, Pitzer) (2017)