I am an economic and social historian with an interest in money, disease and ecology. My first book, Economic Theory and the Roman Monetary Economy (2020, Cambridge University Press), investigates a fundamental methodological question: how does economic theory apply to societies in which there is little institutional and cultural resemblance to modern capitalism? My second book, Pox Romana (under contract, Princeton), is an integrated environmental, economic and social history of the Antonine plague (A.D. 165-190). I teach courses on all aspects of Roman History, but I tend to focus on economic, social and environmental history, as well as historical methodology. I especially enjoy sharing my research with the wider public (see below for lastest media appearances and public talks).