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Associate Chair, Graduate Advisor, Associate Professor
History, and Latina/o and Latin American Studies
College of Arts and Sciences
Expertise 
Latin American History
Courses Taught 
Hist 111D: World History: Latin America
Hist 353: History of Mexico
Hist 354: Contemporary Latin America
Hist 392: Problems in History: Food and Drink in History
Hist 392: Problems in History: History of the Cuban Revolution
Hist 392: Problems in History: Revolutions in Modern Latin America
Hist 392: Problems in History: Writing and Methods for History Majors
LLAS 101: Intro to Latino and Latin American Studies
Field Seminar in Latino and Latin American Studies
Seminar on Mexican Nationalism and National Identity
Mexico City in Historical Perspective
Pro-Seminar: Latin America in the Cold War
Graduate Seminar: Commodities in Latin American History
Graduate Seminar: Latin America in the Cold War
Graduate Seminar: Resistance and Accommodation in Mexican History
Research Interests 
Mexican history, Latin American history, nation building, national and ethnic identities, race, indigenous peoples, museums, material culture, history of archaeology, history of memory, postcolonial studies.
Education 

University of California, Davis

Latin American History, Ph.D.

Selected Publications 

Book:

The Pursuit of Ruins: Archaeology, History, and the Making of Modern Mexico (University of New Mexico Press, 2016.)

Article:

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.

Additional Information 

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

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