Tim is a PhD candidate in the Department of English and Comparative Literature whose research focuses on early modern literature in relation to intellectual culture and political theory. His dissertation, Political Learning and Sidneian Drama in Early Modern English Literary Culture, examines sixteenth and seventeenth century drama produced in the context of English household academies, arguing for the important role of literature in translating political theory from the European continent to England during the period.
Tim graduated with honors and highest distinction from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2013 with a B.A. in English and Classical Languages and minors in Spanish and Philosophy. He has taught several semesters of University Writing: Readings in Human Rights and has served as a coordinator for the Columbia Early Modern Colloquium and a member of the English department Graduate Student Council.
early modern literature; intellectual history; translation studies; literary and critical theory; political philosophy; humanism and classical reception