Ph.D., Latin American History, The Ohio State University (2013)
M.A., Latin American History, The Ohio State University (2009)
B.A., History, minor in Spanish, Brigham Young University, Cum Laude (2006)
California Secondary Education Credential-Authorizations: History/Social Science, English, Spanish, Bilingual Education; California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo (2017)
Awards, Honors and Professional Activities
Antonine Tibesar Award, Conference on Latin American History, 2017
Faculty of the Year, History Department, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo (2016)
Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship, 2010-2011
Academy of American Franciscan History Doctoral Dissertation Research Fellowship, 2010
The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation Military History Fellowship, 2009, 2011, 2014
Clio Teaching Award, Phi Alpha Theta, The Ohio State University, 2010
Tinker Foundation Field Research Award, 2007
Selected Publications and Presentations
In Service of Two Masters: The Missionairies of Ocopa, Indigenous Resistance, and Spanish Governance in Bourbon, Peru. Stanford University Press, 2018.
"Spanish Colonization of the Americas" In Lilia Fernández, editor. 50 Events that Shaped Latino History: An Encyclopedia of the American Mosaic. ABC-CLIO, 2018.
"Pueblo Revolt of 1680," in Lilia Fernández, editor. 50 Events that Shaped Latino History: An Encyclopedia of the American Mosaic. ABC-CLIO, 2018.
The Evolution of Spanish Governance During the Early Bourbon Period in Peru: The Juan Santos Atahualpa Rebellion and the Missionaries of Ocopa," The Americas: a quarterly review of Latin American History. Vol. 73, No. 3 (July 2016), pp. 325-348.
"They Call Themselves People of Reason": Afro-Descendant Soldiers in Early California, 1769-1848" Conference on Latin American History, American Historical Association, New York, New York, January 2020
"Afro-Latinos in Early Spanish California, 1769-1821" Rocky Mountain Council for Latin American Studies, Reno, Nevada, April 2018.
"'The Most Precious and Resplendent Jewel': The Patronato Real and the College of Santa Rosa de Ocopa, 1709-1824" Junipero Serra and Beyond: Evolving Fransiscan Missiologies, Monastery of the Holy Land, Washington, DC, October 2016.
2015-present-Advisor, Students for Justice and Peace in the Middle East, Cal Poly
2014-present - Member of Working Group, Cal Poly Latin American Studies Program
Advisor/Contact Person, English Learner Advisory Committee, Morro Bay High School
American Historical Association
Conference on Latin American History
Rocky Mountain Council on Latin American Studies
Asociación Internacional De Peruanistas
American Society of Church History
Rocky Mountain Council for Latin American Studies
Phi Alpha Theta
History 201 United States History to 1865
History 213 Modern Political Economy
History 214 Political Economy of Latin America and the Middle East
History 222 World History, 1000 - 1800
History 308 The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade
History 339 Colonial Latin America
History 340 Modern Latin America
History 442 Topics and Issues in Latin American History