Field(s) of interest:
U.S: Early American history; Native American history; Comparative colonial experiences
University of California, Berkeley B.A., 2005 (University Medalist)
Masters in Library and Information Science, San Jose State University, MLIS, 2010
University of California, Berkeley, Ph.D., 2011
Colonial America, especially the American South and Spanish borderlands; History of Amerindians; the History of communication and information
My first book, Informed Power: Communication in the Early American South maps the intricate, intersecting channels of information exchange in the early American South, exploring how people in the colonial world came into possession of vital knowledge in a region that lacked a regular mail system or a printing press until the 1730s.
I have published several article on these topics in Ethnohistory, The William and Mary Quarterly, Native South, and Common-Place.
My current research is on the multiple fronts of Queen Anne’s War (1702-1713). And I have two concurrent collaborative projects. The first is an interdisciplinary study of the role of translation and literacy in the colonial world. And the second is also an interdisciplinary study that uses and interrogates anthropology and archeology to study the American South.