Primary field of interest:
I am a first-year PhD student in late Ottoman and modern Middle East history. My research interests include the social history of religion, foreign missionaries in the Ottoman world, and conversion as it relates to the function of religious communities in a late Ottoman context.
Originally from New Jersey, I graduated from Washington University in St. Louis in 2014 with a B.A. in Arabic and Economics. I spent the following two years in Cairo, initially as a Masters student in the department of Arab and Islamic Civilizations at the American University in Cairo and latterly studying Arabic with the Center for Arabic Study Abroad (CASA).