Background and activities

I am a PhD Candidate at the Department of Language and Literature currently researching the "lottery fantasy" in state lottery advertisements from the eighteenth-century to contemporary times. My archival research spans across Europe and includes Scandinavia, The Netherlands, The U.K. and Spain. 

Current project 

Researcher in The Invention of the Lottery Fantasy: A Cultural, Transnational and Transmedial History of European Lotteries 

Research Group

Literary and Cultural Eighteenth-Century Studies (LACES)


  • BA in English from UC Berkeley 
  • Philosophy of Humanities and MA in Book and Digital Media from Leiden University

Special Interests

  • Book History
  • The History of Cartography and Mapmaking
  • Print History 
  • Archival Research 
  • Early Modern History 
  • Enlightenment History 
  • English Literature 
  • Literary Theory