I am a historian specialising in church history and popular religion. My specialisms include post-Reformation English Catholicism, all aspects of the church history of the East Anglian region, the history of exorcism and the history of magic.
Theologian, Pastor & Independent Scholar Pense Fellow at Religious & Theological Abstracts (2017) Recipient of The Robert Hower Church History Award (2020)
Ph.D. student in Church History – Patristics, with a focus on 4th-century Arian discourse and pre-Ambrosian Latin fathers Previously, Ph.D. candidate in History – Ancient at UNC Chapel Hill, with a focus on 4th-century BC political identity
I am currently a research assistant (Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter) at the chair of “Sächsische und Vergleichende Landesgeschichte”, Historisches Seminar, Leipzig University (Prof. Dr. Enno Bünz) and working on my habilitation (working title: “Landesteilungen im spätmittelalterlichen Reich und im europäischen Kontext”). My research interests are Medieval History (Mittelalterliche Geschichte), especially the Late Middle Ages (Spätmittelalter), Regional History (Landesgeschichte), Church History (Kirchengeschichte), Urban History (Stadtgeschichte), History of Universities (Universitätsgeschichte), Social History (Sozialgeschichte) and Constitutional History (Verfassungsgeschichte).
I am a theologian and medieval church historian working on various aspects of early-Franciscan mystical theology, most notably its development, distinctive nature, and reception. I am particularly interested in Angela of Foligno, but also have experience working on Francis and Clare of Assisi and Bonaventure. In 2019 I completed a PhD thesis concerning the distinctive nature of the mystical theology of the early Franciscans. While a doctoral student I worked as a tutor for the second-year undergraduate module ‘The Early and Mediaeval Church: History, Beliefs, and Practices.’ In the 2019-2020 academic year I worked as a temporary lecturer in Theology and Religious Studies at York St John University, independently designing and running a second-year undergraduate module on ‘Mysticism in World Religions.’ I am currently affiliated to the School of Divinity at the University of St Andrews, through which I work for the Cusanus Society of UK and Ireland.
…Assistant Professor of Church History and Historical Theology…
…Oxford Centre For Methodism And Church History…
I am a professor of modern architectural history and chair of the art history department. My research interests include monastic architecture and war museums, particularly those dedicated to WWII. I am currently First Vice President of the Society of Architectural Historians.