I seek to facilitate bridges between student interests and the ever-relevant stories of race and sexuality that manifest within colonial to antebellum North America’s southwest.  In my courses, I ask folks to consider what defines racial and national identities, like “Mexican,” “Navajo,” or “Black,” at the moment when the U.S. settler state acquired its west through military control.   In doing so, they observe how identities were contingent upon the location and time in which they were expressed.


Teaching Interests Include:

  • Borderlands History
  • Comparative Ethnic Studies
    (Latinx Studies, Native American Studies, African American Studies)
  • United States History
  • Mexican History
  • Queer of Color Critique
  • History of Sexuality
  • Carceral Studies