I graduated from Ulster University in 2014 and then completed my MA at Queen’s University Belfast the following year. I am currently in the third year of my PhD at Queen’s.
My PhD thesis focusses on John Stearne's role during the East Anglian witchcraft trials of the 1640s, and his puication A confirmation and discovery of witchcraft (1648).The thesis will provide an analysis of Stearne's work and will situate his text alongside various other contemporary English beliefs and intellectual frameworks. More generally, I am interested in the history of English witchcraft (especially familiar spirits), magic, demonology, popular beliefs, Puritanism and print culture.
I am also a teaching assistant for the undergraduate module HIS1001 History and Historians: Contested Pasts.