I am a global historian specialising in the landscapes of poverty and charity and the early history of colonialism.  My research integrates political, socio-cultural and intellectual history and has focused on late medieval Europe and the early Spanish Atlantic world. My current research question asks what global history looks like from the perspective of poverty.

I am interested in the history of global concepts as well as the global exchange and transformation of ideas. I see it as the task of global history to uncover lost or suppressed imaginings of the world, and to remember the complexities, pluralities, and cultural, intellectual, and political make up of conceptualisations of global space. 

I am working on my second monograph entitle, 'The Poor Atlantic', which explores the roles of poverty and charity in the making of the Spanish Empire.