My research focuses on the history of the American West placed within a broader, global context of colonization and capitalist development. Specifically, I am looking at the history of southern New Mexico and the U.S.-Mexican borderlands after 1900. At Yale, I work with John Mack Faragher, Glenda Gilmore, Gil Joseph, and Robert Harms. The Agrarian Studies Colloquium and the Howard R. Lamar Center for the Study of Frontiers and Borders have been essential to my studies here.
I currently lead the editorial board of an academic journal, Safundi: The Journal of South African and American Studies (www.safundi.com), a journal I founded in 1999, which is currently published by Routledge. Before entering the Ph.D. program, I earned an M.A. in African Studies at Yale (2008).
My wife, Maria, is from Corrientes, Argentina, and I am originally from Johnston, Iowa.
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