I am currently a Junior Fellow at the Harvard Society of Fellows, with a particular interest in economic history and the intersection of legal norms and social practices. My dissertation, “Banishing Usury: The Expulsion of Foreign Moneylenders in Medieval Europe, 1200-1450,” examined the repeated expulsions of foreign (mostly Christian) moneylenders during the late Middle Ages.
I earned an A.B. in History from Harvard College in 2007, writing my senior honors thesis on trade networks in the medieval Adriatic Sea under the supervision of the late Angeliki Laiou. I then earned an MPhil in Medieval History from Cambridge University, where David Abulafia supervised my thesis on the medieval commerce of Savona, a port city in northwestern Italy. Since then, my research has ranged from Roman imperialism to Italian Romanesque sculpture to the practice of preaching in late medieval Europe.