I am Assistant Professor of Early Modern Art and Visual Culture at Boise State University where I have taught on both modern and early modern art, as well as art history methods and historiography, museum studies, and global art history. Before coming to Boise State, I was Postdoctoral Fellow at Central European University in Budapest, where I received funding from the Central European University Budapest Foundation, and the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Société et culture. I hold a BA and an MA from University College London, an MRes from the European University Institute, and a PhD from McGill University.
My primary field of research is the art and visual culture of the early modern period, with an emphasis on Germanic and Slavonic Europe, but I venture out into the modern period to provide a longue-durée perspective on this region. I focus on topics that connect past and present, including early modern proto-nationalism, globalisation, cultural entanglement, and perceptions of selfhood and alterity. I have published on these subjects in, among others, Slavonic and East European Review, Journal of Early Modern History, Journal of the History of Collections, World Art, Zeitschrift für Ostmitteleuropa-Forschung, and The Polish Review, with further studies forthcoming.
I have recently completed my first book, Transcultural Things and the Spectre of Orientalism in Early Modern Poland-Lithuania, and am currently awaiting the publisher's decision.
I am also a co-investigator on the AHRC-funded research project, Connected Central European Worlds, 1500–1700. Its purpose is to foster debate about methodological approaches to artefacts produced and consumed in the region of Europe that stretches from the Baltic to the Adriatic, and from the Rhine to the Danube and the Dnipro. In 2022, I serve as a steering committee member of From Kyivan Rus’ to Modern Ukraine: Virtual Conversations on History, Art, and Cultural Heritage, a year-long public lecture and roundtable series organised by Dumbarton Oaks; Connected Central European Worlds; and North of Byzantium.