I research colonial Latin America. My scholarship examines how subaltern vassals negotiated 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 seventeenth and eighteenth centuries in New Spain. I was fortunate enough to receive a grant from the Academy of American Franciscan History to further develop my dissertation.
This summer, I am partnering with Duke Learning Innovation to prepare faculty and graduate students to enter the fall semester with enough confidence and technical proficiency to implement lessons in flexible teaching, online instruction, and hybrid classrooms.
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 most historians care to admit.