I completed my Bachelor’s degree at LSE, and did my Masters under the auspices of the Europaeum, studying at Leiden, the Sorbonne, and Oxford. I arrived at LSE for my PhD in 2018.
My thesis is being supervised by Dr Paul Stock. My provisional thesis title is The Idea of Europe in Williamite Whig Thought & Politics, 1685-1705. I'm looking at how the Whigs who aligned themselves closely to William III’s regime thought of Europe, and how they used that idea in their political practice. I study how this idea intersected with these figures’ broader understanding of political economy, geo-strategy, and identity.
More broadly, I’m interested in how the early modern English agreed political truths, following the fraught replacement of court-arbitrated truths with those decided by factions, newspapers, parliaments, and other institutions associated with the public sphere.
Provisional thesis title
The Idea of Europe in Williamite Whig Thought & Politics, 1685-1705