I read history at Oxford, and I have a PhD from the University of Cambridge. Prior to coming to Lady Margaret Hall, I was a Lecturer in Modern European History at Cardiff University and a Teaching Fellow at Queen Mary University of London.
I’m a historian of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century France. My research focuses on historiography, the history of philosophy and the history of political thought in this period. I'm especially interested in the philosophical formation of early nineteenth-century liberalism and eclecticism, and the work of Victor Cousin, François Guizot, Germaine de Staël, Benjamin Constant, Maine de Biran and Théodore Jouffroy. I also work on the reception of German idealist philosophy and Scottish common sense philosophy in nineteenth-century France.
I teach eighteenth- and nineteenth-century European history, alongside papers on historiography, Tocqueville and European nationalism in the nineteenth century.
‘Accounts of early Christian history in the thought of François Guizot, Benjamin Constant and Madame de Staël 1800-c.1833’, History of European Ideas 43 (2017), 628-648.
Review of Tocqueville, Democracy and Religion by Alan S. Kahan (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015), Times Literary Supplement, 5 August 2016, 32.