I am currently completing a book on the shaping of scholars’ way of life and habitus between 1480 and 1630. Two recent publications from this project are “At the Study: Notes on the Production of the Scholarly Self,” in: Space and Self in Early Modern European Cultures, David Warren Sabean and Malina Stefanovska, eds. (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2012), 17–50, and “Exemplum and Wundertier: Three Concepts of the Scholarly Persona,” Low Countries Historical Review 131:4 (2016), 8–32. Another project deals with processes of dispossession and re-settlement in Israel of the early 1950s.
Late medieval and early modern social and cultural history; historical anthropology; the history and theory of the social sciences; settler colonialism and frontier societies.