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 intersect 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, "The Pros and Cons of Teaching with Zoom," considers how to ensure online lessons remain as student centered as possible. Link to blog  

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 to video



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