I am interested in family and gender dynamics in the early modern Italian and Spanish worlds and how these helped to shape group identity. I study the fluidity of group ties and how personal connections between the nobility shaped the formation of early modern states.
Advised by Luis Corteguera
Dissertation Title: "Princes and Popes: Family Ties and the Creation of the Early Modern State"
"Narrativizing the Self: Niccolò Machiavelli's use of Cesare Borgia in The Prince " UCLA Historical Journal (forthcoming)
- “From Rome to Gandía: Family Networks and Family Loyalty in the Early Modern Mediterranean World,” Sixteenth Century Society Conference, Milwaukee, October 2017
- “To Make a Prince: Medieval Masculine and Noble Tropes in Machiavelli's Cesare Borgia,” Symposium on Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Saint Louis, June 2016
- “We Have Walked on Him Gently: The Use of the Individual in Shaping Historical Memory and Local Identity,” KAW Valley Conference, Lawrence, April 2016