Teaching

Teaching Awards: Raymond Dickson Centennial Endowed Teaching Fellowship (2009); Teaching Excellence Award, Department of History, University of Texas at Austin (2007)

Undergraduate Courses:      

      • HIS 363/LAS 366 Religion, Conquest, and Conversion in Colonial Latin America
      • HIS 346K/LAS 366 Colonial Latin America
      • HIS 350L/LAS 366 Visual and Material Culture of Colonial Latin America
      • HIS 350L/LAS 366 Rebellion, Resistance, and Revolution in Latin America
      • HIS 350L/LAS 366 Rethinking The Conquest of Mexico
      • TC 357 Aztecs and Incas: Alternative Histories of the Spanish Conquest and Colonialism (Plan II)
      • TC 302 Forging Empire: Spain and America, 1492-1821 (Plan II/Signature Course)

Graduate Seminars: 

      • HIS 386K Historiography of Colonial Latin America
      • HIS 386K Imperial Formations
      • HIS 386L Research Seminar on Colonial Mexico
      • HIS 386K Independence and Revolution in Latin America

Recent Doctoral Dissertation Research Topics Supervised:

I am happy to supervise dissertation research on topics related to the histories (political, social, cultural, religious, and economic) of colonial Latin America and the Spanish empire, and especially on colonial Mexico. Also of interest to me are projects that deal with visual and material culture, the history of indigenous peoples in colonial Latin America, transatlantic history, and the history of race and ethnicity in colonial Latin America. I have listed below some of the doctoral dissertation topics that I have supervised or co-supervised (please see CV for a complete listing):

  • Scent and Sensibility: Pungency and Piety in the Making of the Gente Sensata, Mexico, 1640-1850”
  • “Baroque and Reformed Catholicism: Religious and Cultural Change in Eighteenth-Century Mexico”
  • “Noble” Tlaxcalans: Race and Ethnicity in Northeastern New Spain, 1770-1810”
  • “Africans and Their Descendants in Colonial Costa Rica, 1600-1750”
  • “The Politics of Ritual in Puebla de los Ángeles, Mexico, 1695-1775”
  • “The Science of Empire: Bishop Martinez Compañón and the Enlightenment in Peru”
  • “Contested Legalities In Colonial Mexico: Francisco Xavier Gamboa And The Defense Of Derecho Indiano
  • “Heavenly Influences:  The Cosmic and Social Order of New Spain at the Turn of the Seventeenth Century”
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