I am a cultural historian specialising in artistic cultures of the seventeenth century. Having recently been awarded my PhD on early Stuart literary and visual culture I am now researching for a book about women at the court of Mary of Modena.
I work as a freelance arts writer, researcher, and critic, and am a regular contributor to Apollo Magazine. I recently worked at a script consultant and researcher for Working Title/Monumental Television, and I write and present the podcast 'Renaissance Women'. I am passionate about storytelling, particularly in relation to how stories move through time and media.
Over the past five years I have taught modules on Shakespeare, Renaissance Studies, and Visual Cultures at Cambridge University, Queen Mary, University of London, and the University of East Anglia.
My main areas of expertise are: female painters and patrons, Elizabethan poetry, Italian baroque art, and the Stuart courts.