I am working on a monograph entitled 'The Poor Atlantic', which explores the roles of poverty and charity in the formation of the Spanish Empire. I am interested in the global history of of poverty and charity. I am discourses of power and identity and the role of institutions. I have worked extensively on the global history of the Franciscan Order and more recently I have focused upon the transatlantic history of penitential confraternities.
Before working at the University of Glasgow I was part of the Global History and Culture Centre at the University of Warwick. I also held postdoctoral fellowships at the European University Institute in Florence and at Harvard's Weatherhead Initiative on Global History. I have particular interests in global intellectual history and the socio-cultural history of religion.
I have taught broadly on pre-modern global history and the late medieval and early modern history of the Iberian Peninsula and the Spanish Empire.