Australian Catholic University, Research Fellow
Gender and Women’s History Research Centre

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Monash University, Melbourne, 2017-2021
Ph.D. in History – Early Modern Europe

Monash University, Melbourne, 2015-2017
M.A in History – Early Modern Europe

Monash University, Melbourne, 2007-2013
B.A. (Honours)/LL.B. (Honours)



Elite Women as Diplomatic Agents in Italy and Hungary: The Aragonese Dynastic Network, 1470-1510, ARC-Humanities Press, Series: Gender and Power in the Premodern World, 2022.


“Cultural immersion: diplomacy, learning and mobility in the childhood of Federico II Gonzaga during the War of the League of Cambrai (1508-1516)” Parergon Vol 38, No 2 (2021), 13-42.

“‘She performed miracles in women’s clothing’: Eleonora d’Aragona and the defence of co-rulership” I Tatti Studies in the Italian Renaissance, Vol 19, No 2 (November, 2016) 285–307
Prizes: 2018 Royal Studies Journal/Canterbury Christ Church University prize for best published essay by a Postgraduate or Early Career Researcher


“Converting the Cityscape: Performing civic pride in accounts of the 1585 Tenshō boys’ Japanese embassy” eds. Katie Barclay and Jade Riddle.  Urban Emotions and the Making of the City Interdisciplinary Perspectives. (Abingdon: Routledge, 2021), 19-35.

“New Christian family networks in the First Visitation of the Inquisition to Brazil” ed. Heather Dalton Keeping family in an age of long-distance trade, discovery and settlement 1550 – 1850. (Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2020), 193-212.

“Wife, Widow, Exiled Queen Beatrice d’Aragona (1457–1508) and Kinship in Early Modern Europe” in Women on the Edge in Early Modern Europe eds Lisa Hopkin and Aidan Norrie (Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2019), 139-158.

With Carolyn James and Jessica O’Leary, “Letter-writing and emotions” in The Routledge History of Emotions in Europe, 1100-1700 eds Susan Broomhall and Andrew Lynch (Abingdon: Routledge, 2019), 256-268.


“Two educational manuscripts for Massimiliano Sforza from the Biblioteca Trivulziana in Milan: the Grammatica del Donato and the Liber Iesus” Renaissance Children (26 March – 4 July 2021) edited by Samuel Mareel. (Mechelen: Museum Hof van Busleyden, 2021) 


  • 2022 Renaissance Society of America Paul Oskar Kristeller Fellow
  • 2022 Maria Sibylla Merian Centre Conviviality-Inequality in Latin America Junior Fellow
  • 2021 Australian Centre for Italian Studies Publishing Grant
  • 2018 Royal Studies Journal/Canterbury Christ Church University
  • 2017 Monash Historical Studies Master Prize 
  • 2017 Nominated: Vice Chancellor’s Commendation for Thesis Excellence
  • 2017-2021 Monash Graduate Excellence Scholarship
  • 2019 Arts Monash Graduate Research Office Travel Grant
  • 2019 Faculty of Arts Travel Grant
  • 2017 Centre for the History of Emotions Travelling Bursary
  • 2017 Monash University Postgraduate Publication Award
  • 2016 Australian Centre for Italian Studies Cassamarca Dino De Poli Scholarship
  • 2016 DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) Study Scholarship
  • 2015 MIGR Travel Grant
  • 2015 Laureate Research Program in International History Travel Grant
  • 2013 Bill Kent Foundation Fellowship 2013
  • 2012 Arts Writing Up Fellowship 2012
  • 2009 Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho) Award
  • 2008-2012 Monash Scholarship for Excellence and Equity


  • Medieval Worlds (2020)
  • Renaissance Europe (2017, 2019)
  • Contemporary Worlds I (2013)
  • Contemporary Worlds II (2013)
  • Villains and Rogues (2013)


Sub Editor, Monash Law Review (2011-2012)
Academic Coordinator, Monash-Warwick Alliance (2012-2015)
Copy Editor, History in the Making (2012-2014)
Co-Convenor, ICUR (2012-2015)
Committee Member Exhibition “Renaissance Children” (2019-2021)
Consultant, ACIS History and Social Sciences Research Group (2019-2021)


Australia and New Zealand Association for Medieval and Early Modern Studies
Australian Historical Association
Australian Women’s History Network
Association of Iberian and Latin American Studies of Australasia
Asian Studies Association of Australia
Japanese Studies Association of Australia
Renaissance Society of America
Society for Early Modern Women

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