PhD in History, University of Durham, 2015

MA in Renaissance Studies, Birkbeck College, University of London

BA (joint honours) History & English First Class, University of St Andrews


Huntington Library Mayers Fellowship, 2016

Jamestown Rediscovery-Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture Fellowship, 2016

Royal Historical Society conference travel grant, 2015

Intoxicants Project (Sheffield/V&A) travel grant, 2016

Durham Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies research grant, 2015

Durham Art and Humanities Doctoral Scholarship, 2012 -2015

John D. Rockefeller, Jr. fellowship, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, 2014

Dorothy Dunnett History Essay Prize, University of Edinburgh, 2012

Exhibitions internship, Victoria and Albert Museum, 2011

Samuel Rutherford History Prize, University of St Andrews, 2007


‘Violating the Body and the Law: Cannibalism in Jacobean Political Discourse’, Revue de la Société d’Études Anglo-Américaines des 17e et 18e Siècles, 71 (2014), pp. 157-75

‘Book review: Abandoning America: Life-Stories from Early New England by Susan Hardman Moore’, The Seventeenth Century Journal, 30:1 (2015), pp. 125-6

Selected Conference Papers and Invited Talks

‘Thomas Harriot’s Virginia: Envisioning the Algonquian in the Jacobean Metropolis’ at the Thomas Harriot seminar, June 2016

‘Material Civility and Private Devotion in Early Jamestown’ at the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture and Jamestown Rediscovery, May 2016

‘“The riotous use of this strange Indian”: The Politics of Tobacco Consumption in Early Stuart London’ at the Renaissance Society of America annual conference in Boston, March 2016

‘The Uses of “Savagery” in Jacobean Political Discourse’ at the Renaissance Society of America annual conference in Berlin, March 2015

‘Reckless Behaviour: Tobacco and Dissent in London, 1580 – 1630’ at the Institute of Historical Research, October 2014

‘Tropes of Savagery and the English Colonial Experience’ at the College of William and Mary, September 2014

‘“Bird Claws and Trifling Jewels”: Material Resistance to English Civility in Ireland and America, 1560 – 1620’ at Cambridge University, July 2014

‘Non-Native Cannibalism in Seventeenth Century England and America’ at the Société d’Études Anglo-Américaines des 17e et 18e Siècles conference, Sorbonne, January 2014


Durham University:

Lecturer and tutor, second-year undergraduate module, ‘Colonial British America, 1600 – 1776’, 2013 – current
Tutor, first-year undergraduate module, ‘Early Modern England’, 2015 – current

National Portrait Gallery, London:

Freelance educator and programme organiser, ‘Portraits as Historical Evidence’ and ‘Visual Approaches to the Past’ in the Tudor and Stuart galleries, 2015 – current

The Brilliant Club:

Organisation assists high-achieving pupils from low-income schools to earn places at Russell Group universities
Course organiser and tutor, ‘The Clash of Cultures in the Age of Expansion’, 2014 – current


French, fluent

Latin for research