I am a Clinical Assistant Professor in the school of Liberal Studies at New York University. I work on the history of science, focusing on the period 1600-1750.
My main intellectual concern is the place of sensory experience – especially its pleasures and pains – in the production of knowledge. I explore this theme in both my research and teaching. In addition, I am committed to discussing the place of the feelings and emotions in our experiences of the arts and sciences with broader audiences, whether through writing, podcasts, or film.
I hold a PhD in the History and Philosophy of Science from the University of Cambridge. Before coming to NYU, I taught at the University of Oxford and University College London. Additionally, I held a Leverhulme Early Career Research Fellowship at University College London, and a postdoctoral fellowship jointly at the California Institute of Technology and The Huntington Library.