I am a historian of science and intellectual historian of early modern Europe, with a focus on the exact sciences, humanism, and their interrelationship. I earned my PhD in history from Columbia University in November 2018.
I am currently working on a book manuscript, The Myth of Greek Algebra: Expertise and the Foundations of Progress, which uses the history of early modern efforts to reconstruct ancient analysis to illuminate the origin of progress as a goal of mathematical work. The book is based on my dissertation, which won the Clough Prize for best dissertation in European history from Columbia University (AY 2018-19). My 2018 article for Notes and Records introduces some elements of this history, including the relationship between invention and presentation in early modern algebra.
My time at the Society of Fellows has enabled me to develop a second project, focusing on adverse possession of the classical canon by early modern innovators. Using language employed by early modern actors, I call it "Occupy the Canon." An article from this project is now forthcoming in Renaissance Quarterly (projected 2022), and others, including one about Niccolò Machiavelli's engagement with Aristotle, are in preparation. Please write to me if you are curious.
I also co-wrote a children's book about Isaac Newton's trip to the moon. Published originally by Les Petits Platons, it has since been translated into English and German.