University of California, Davis
Latin American History, Ph.D.
The Pursuit of Ruins: Archaeology, History, and the Making of Modern Mexico (University of New Mexico Press, 2016.)
“Forjando Patrimonio: The Making of Archaeological Patrimony in Porfirian Mexico,” HAHR, 90, no. 2 (May 2010): 215-246.
This Article Recieved the Following Awards and Honors:
2012 Best Article in the Social Sciences, Latin American Studies Association, Mexico Section.
Robertson Prize, Honorable Mention, 2010 for Best Article in the Hispanic American Historical Review awarded by the Conference on Latin American History.
Ligia Parra Jahn Award, Best 2010 publication (book or article) written by a woman, awarded by the Rocky Mountain Council of Latin American Studies.
Kimberly S. Hanger Prize, Best 2010 Article in the fields of Latin American, Caribbean, American Borderlands and Frontiers, or Atlantic World history from the Latin American and Caribbean Section (LACS) of the Southern Historical Association.
Awards & Honors:
National Endowment for the Humanities, Faculty Fellowship, 2011-2012
Committee for Organized Research Award, Northeastern Illinois University, 2009
American Council for Learned Societies (ACLS) Fellowship, 2008
Committee for Organized Research Award, Northeastern Illinois University, 2006
Ford Foundation Pre-dissertation Fellowship, 1999, 2000, and 2001
UC Davis and Humanities Research Award, 1999 and 2000