I received my PhD in European intellectual history from UC Berkeley in 2009, after earning degrees in diplomatic history from the University of Pennsylvania (BA, 2000) and the London School of Economics (MA, 2001). Over the past decade I've published widely on the reception of Spinoza's philosophy and on modern French intellectual history. My most recent book is French Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction, co-authored with Stephen Gaukroger (OUP, 2020). I've also published articles dealing with philosophy of history and historical methodology. I moved to Australia in 2011 to take up a postdoc at UQ in what was then called the Centre for the History of European Discourses, now the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities. Since then, I've held an ARC DECRA in the School of Philosophy at the ANU, and have taught in philosophy departments at the ANU, the University of Melbourne, and Flinders University. I currently teach in the Centre for Western Civilisation at UQ, which offers a Bachelor of Advanced Humanities (Honours) degree and a dual degree Bachelor of Humanities / Bachelor of Laws (Honours).