Dissertation Proposal

My dissertation focuses on the meaning of optical illusions in sixteenth, seventeenth, and eighteenth century Europe. I aim to analyze how members of the Society of Jesus understood the nature of the visual process, and within it optical illusions. While the topic of optical illusions has been given some attention by historians, the main focus […]

Academic Year: 2016-2017

My department requires that every Spring I complete a “mini-cv” and a brief analysis of my academic year. To help log my academic development I have included them below.   My summary of the year During the academic year 2016-2017 I was in my fourth year in the History of Science program at the University […]

General Exams

Yesterday I completed my general exams for my doctoral degree in the History of Science. Woot!! The process involved three eight-hour written exams followed by a two hour oral defense. The time-crunched writing was certainly stressful, and I was anxious about the oral exams. However, by far the most difficult part of it all was the […]

Academic Year: 2015-2016

My department requires that every Spring I complete a “mini-cv” and a brief analysis of my academic year. To help log my academic development I have included them below.   My summary of the year During the academic year 2015-2016 I was in my third year in the History of Science program at the University […]

Academic Year: 2014-2015

My department requires that every Spring I complete a “mini-cv” and a brief analysis of my academic year. To help log my academic development I have included them below.   My summary of the year During the academic year 2014-2015 I was in my second year in the History of Science program at the University […]

Master’s Thesis

I defended my Master’s Thesis on April 30, 2015. The title of it is “Making Sense of Mathematics: The Certitudine Mathematicarum Debate and its Relationship to Plato and Aristotle.” The study focused on the way in which the ontology of mathematics was understood among four individuals in sixteenth-century Italy: Alessandro Piccolomini, Francesco Barozzi, Christoph Clavius, […]

Academic Year: 2013-2014

My department requires that every Spring I complete a “mini-cv” and a brief analysis of my academic year. To help log my academic development I have included them below.   My summary of the year During the academic year 2013-2014 I began my first year in the history of science graduate program at the University […]