About Me

I am a historian of early modern France, the Mediterranean, and the Ottoman Empire. I received my Ph.D. in history in 2020 from George Mason University. I am currently in the process of revising my book manuscript, The Ottoman Empire in French Foreign Policy (1547-1610), for publication.

My research focuses on Christian-Muslim interactions and early modern diplomacy. I am interested in how France (and by extension, Europe) constructed its diplomatic geography? How did the French situate the Ottoman Empire relative to that geography in both theory and practice? And how did the French and Ottomans interact with one another on a personal and corporate level? As these questions imply, I am fascinated by Europe’s engagement within the world and how their actions–moving beyond the prescriptive sources–indicate what they imagined was their place within it.

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