I research colonial Latin American and Caribbean history. My scholarship examines how subaltern vassals have resisted state-led attempts to impose orthodoxy. My most recent project analyzes how magic and deviant sexuality intersected with one another to shape notions of race and class during the Enlightenment in New Spain. 

I am a regular blog contributor for Teaching United States History (TUSH), a website dedicated to creative pedagogy in American history. My most recent post, "Teaching Sex, Power, and Conquest with Primary Sources," is about an eighteenth-century criminal case which I used in my history class to show students how to make historical arguments based on evidence.

In the summer of 2019, I taught a history course on colonial Latin America (Hist 326), in which students engaged with primary sources to better understand how conquest shaped race, gender, and sexuality in the Americas. A promotional video may be found here: Link



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