Born and bred in Northwest Africa, I spent a lot of time around the Mediterranean while growing up.

Over time, my bookish interests and love for the landscape have converged to focus on the historical relationship between humans and nature.

An environmentalist by training, I have worked in environmental NGOs for a few years and also taught environmental subjects at an undergraduate level, both with a focus on climate change adaptation, plastic pollution, and the history of environmentalism.

My DPhil research will pertain to the early centuries of Islam in the Mediterranean, particularly how technology and natural philosophy were influenced and informed by different worldviews.

I hold a bachelor’s degree in Communication and a master’s in Environmental Change and Management. I hope the DPhil in History of Science, Medicine and Technology will be a stepping stone on the path to becoming an interdisciplinary researcher.