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University of Oxford
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English colonialism, James I, Inns of Court, sociability, tobacco, Indigenous anthropology, plantation archaeology, cannibalism, civil society
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About Me

I am a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Oxford, researching Jacobean sociability, empire, and political culture. I am interested in the material culture of English plantation sites, the literature of colonialism, and how colonial experiences in places ranging from Virginia to South America influenced the politics and tastes of seventeenth-century Londoners.

Recent Publications

The Making of an Imperial Polity: Civility and America in the Jacobean Metropolis (Cambridge University Press, 2020):

“‘The Savages of Virginia our Project”: The Powhatans in Jacobean Political Thought,” in Virginia in 1619: Legacies for Race, Commonwealth, and Empire, ed. Paul Musselwhite, Peter Mancall, and James Horn (Chapel Hill, NC: Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, 2019)

“Cannibalism & Politics: The English Renaissance Revisited,” Anthropology Today, 35:4 (2019), pp. 18-20

“Locating Colonization at the Jacobean Inns of Court,” The Historical Journal, 61 (2018), pp. 29-51

Media Coverage
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
Atlantic, British Isles, United States
Expertise by Chronology
17th century, Early Modern
Expertise by Topic
Colonialism, Indigenous Peoples, Material Culture, Museums, Politics