I am interested in religion and religious difference across the early modern Iberian world.
My doctoral project explores the expansion of the Iberian empires into what historians have called, ‘the Islamic world of Southeast Asia’ between 1509 and 1650. I intend to investigate how Iberian entanglements with Muslim peoples and polities shaped their imperial activities. This research will focus on areas of colonisation and official settlements, such as Malacca and Manila, areas of intense diplomatic, commercial, and missionary activities, such as the Moluccas, as well as on the roles played by adventurers, rebels, mercenaries, renegades, and mestizo communities on the ‘edges’ of the Iberian world.
My research is generously funded by the Lorne Thyssen DPhil Scholarship in Imperial History at Wolfson College, Oxford.
I graduated with a BA in History from University College, Oxford in 2021 and in 2022 I completed the MSt in Early Modern History also at University College, Oxford.