Head of the History Subject Area
I read history at St John’s College in Cambridge, graduating with a PhD in 1999. After working in the Munich office of an international management consultancy firm for some time, I accepted a three-year research fellowship at Edinburgh, which was associated with a project, funded by the Leverhulme Trust, on the Science of Man in the Scottish Enlightenment. I was appointed to a lectureship in History in 2005, and subsequently promoted to Senior Lecturer and Reader.
I have been the recipient of grants and fellowships from the Arts and Humanities Research Council, the British Academy, the Leverhulme Trust, the Royal Society of Edinburgh, and the Max-Planck Institut für Geschichte in Göttingen. In 2010 – 2011 I was the Rosanna and Charles Jaffin Founders’ Circle Member at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, with additional support from the Herodotus Fund.