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I graduated from the University of Gothenburg with a BA in Liberal Arts in 2014. Since then, I have pursued my interests in early modern intellectual history, first at the University of Lyon II and then at the Warburg Institute, where I earned my MA in 2016. Most recently, I have studied post-classical Latin in the Mellon post-bacc program at the University of California, Los Angeles. 

My doctoral research is concerned with the religious scholarship and ideas of French humanists in the early sixteenth century. The thesis focuses on the engagement with ps.-Dionysius the Areopagite through printed editions, commentaries, orations, and works of religious philosophy. I investigate how ideas about early Christianity shaped the humanist opposition against the Theological Faculty in Paris. In this way, the thesis contributes a missing piece to the complex history of the effects of humanist educational practices on the religious landscape of early modern Europe.


Key publications: 

‘The Making of a Philosopher: The Contemplative Letters of Charles de Bovelles', forthcoming in Journal of the History of Ideas 82.2 (2021).

Department: History
Supervisor: Scott Mandelbrote
College: Trinity College
AHRC subject area: History
Title of thesis: Apostolic Theology and Humanism at the University of Paris, 1490–1540