Advisor: Tara Nummedal
Research Interests: Anglo-American alchemy, early modern history of science, history of the laboratory, early modern medical practice, early colonial New England history, Atlantic world.
My main interest is the early modern history of alchemy in the Anglo-American colonies, and its connections to developments in the history of science , colonial New England, and the Atlantic world. My main questions focus on the social history of colonial alchemy, scientific knowledge production in the New England household, laboratory experimentation, and alchemical influences on medical treatment. Centrally, I work to describe how alchemy was part of everyday life for New England people through medical treatment.