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 logical arguments based on evidence.

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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