My dissertation investigates the socio-cultural influences on the cult of San Gennaro between the medieval and early modern periods. I am tracing San Gennaro's cult within Naples and the surrounding region, including Pozzuoli, Benevento and Montevergine, to uncover the lived religious experiences of his cult. This project is grounded in archival documents and material-based sources found in southern Italian archives.
Prior to the DPhil, I completed the MsT in History at Oxford, Blackfriars Hall, in 2022. I also hold a Master of Arts in Late Medieval, Early Modern Religion and Society (2019) and a Bachelors of Arts in History and Classical Civilizations (2018) from The Catholic University of America in Washington D.C. I am originally from Poughkeepsie, New York.
This research is supported by the Blackfriars' Jubilee Scholarship.
Honors & Awards
Best Dissertation in Cohort Prize 2021-22, Faculty of History, Oxford 2023