Professor of History
I’m a historian of Latin America and teach courses that cover a wide range of its history from Aztecs to the present day. I’m particularly interested in how the region connects to other parts the world, such as the Americas as a whole or the Spanish empire.
I’m currently writing a book about two of the first international charities. Alms collection networks throughout the early modern Catholic world channeled funds to North Africa to redeem Christian captives from Muslim captors and Jerusalem to maintain a Catholic presence at holy sites in the Muslim-controlled Holy Land. My book looks at these charities in New Spain, which provided more funds than anywhere else in the world during the seventeenth through early-nineteenth centuries.
I’m also a principal investigator for Reading the Inquisition, a collaborative digital history project that makes inquisition cases available in Spanish transcriptions and English translations.
- HI/LS 181: Latin American from Conquest to Present
- HI/LS 279: The Age of Independence in Latin America
- HI/LS 282: The City in Latin America
- INDS 391Y: The Spanish Inquisition
- HI/LS s29: Montezuma’s Mexico: Aztecs and their World