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. This year, I was fortunate enough to receive a dissertation grant from the Academy of American Franciscan History.

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 the Zeitgeist through Bernie Sanders," argues that impactful social change can occur much more rapidly than many historians care to admit.

In November 2019, I appeared on The Academic Minute on NPR and WAMC radio to discuss how long-standing stereotypes against Native Americans have persisted in modern cinema.

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