Before moving to Budapest, I had held a Junior Research Fellowship at St John's College Oxford and taught history as a Visiting Assistant Professor and Gerda Henkel Fellow at Sabancı University in Istanbul. At CEU, I offer courses centred around comparative approaches to the history of diplomacy and early modern empires as well as on broader topics on Russia and the Ottoman world.
Previous courses that I have taught include 'Global Comparisons: Russia and the Ottoman Empire, 1453-1839' (together with Tijana Krstic)
Russia and Courtly Europe: Ritual and the Culture of Diplomacy, 1648-1725 (New Studies in European History, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016)
(co-edited with T A Sowerby), Practices of Diplomacy in the Early Modern World c. 1410-1800 (Routledge Research in Early Modern History, London and New York: Routledge, 2017)
Awards and Fellowships
ESSA Book Prize 2017 for Russia and Courtly Europe. Awarded by the Early Slavic Studies Association, an affiliate organisation of the Association of Slavic, East European & Eurasian Studies (ASEEES)
Elected member of the Junge Akademie at the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities (BBAW) and the German National Academy of Sciences – Leopoldina, 2016-2021
Gerda Henkel Fellowship, Sabancı University Istanbul, 2013-15
Junior Research Fellowship in Modern History, St John’s College Oxford, 2009-13.
Hedwig Hintze Dissertation Prize (German Historical Association, 2012)
Fritz T Epstein Dissertation Prize (German Association of Historians of Eastern European History, 2012)