Timothy is a PhD candidate in the Department of English and Comparative Literature whose research focuses on early modern literature in relation to intellectual history and political theory, with a particular emphasis on issues of translation, reception, and education. His dissertation, Political Learning and Sidneian Tragedy in the Early Modern English Commonwealth, examines literature’s role in political learning by focusing on sixteenth and seventeenth century tragedies produced in the context of English household academies, arguing for the important role of literature in translating political theory during the period.
Timothy received his B.A. in English and Classical Languages, with honors and highest distinction, from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (2013) and his M.A. (2015) and M.Phil (2017) in English and Comparative Literature from Columbia University.
early modern literature; intellectual history; translation studies; literary and critical theory; political philosophy; humanism and classical reception