I research colonial Latin American and Caribbean history. Specifically, my scholarship examines how subaltern vassals have resisted state-led attempts to impose orthodoxy. My most recent project analyzes how popular magic and deviant sexuality in eighteenth-century New Spain problematize the construct of the human being during the Enlightenment. 

I recently 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

For the 2018-2019 academic year, I served as a fellow of the MicroWorlds Lab—a Humanities Unbounded project at Duke University—where I mentored undergraduate students and taught them to use micro-historical methods for their own research. More information can be found here: MicroWorlds Lab



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