I am a postdoctoral researcher at the ERC-funded project “Global Correspondent Banking, 1870-2000” where I focus on European networks. My research seeks to enrich the project’s growing database of bilateral correspondent banking linkages in order to generate geo-visual representations of European correspondent networks—both within Europe and beyond—and their evolution over time. Additionally, it pursues the qualitative analysis of archival sources from private and commercial banks, bankers’ associations, central banks, and government regulators.
I specialise in the historical political economy of finance, with a focus on trade finance in the first half of twentieth century. My current book project is provisionally entitled “Steering the Wheels of Commerce: State and Enterprise in International Trade Finance, 1914-1929”. It uses case studies of Britain, the United States, Germany, and the League of Nations to explore the role of international trade finance in the sustained efforts by national and international actors to rebuild global capitalism after World War I.
In addition to my primary affiliation with the Faculty of History, I am an associate research fellow at St Hilda’s College (Oxford) and the Paul Bairoch Institute of Economic History (University of Geneva) where I previously worked as a junior lecturer. In 2018-19, I was a Swiss National Science Foundation Doc.Mobility Fellow at the Humboldt University of Berlin and Harvard University. I hold a PhD in economic and social history (University of Geneva, 2021), an MA in international economic history (University of Geneva, 2014), and a BA in history and political science (University of Lausanne, 2011).