I am a cultural and intellectual historian focusing on the long-durée evolution of ideas. I specialize in early modern Europe, particularly the Italian Renaissance and Humanist reception of classical philosophy, as well as ancient, medieval and modern intellectual history. My research interests include Renaissance science, religion, radical thought, atheism, freethought, heresy, censorship, books and printing, patronage, and the production of culture. I am an Associate Professor in the History Department at the University of Chicago, an associate member of the Classics Department, and a member the Stevanovich Institute on the Formation of Knowledge. I completed my doctorate at Harvard University, and my first academic book was Reading Lucretius in the Renaissance.