U.S. History, Ph.D. (August 2010); Concentration Certificate, Women's Studies, UCLA (2007); M.A. in US History / Minor Field - Gender, San Francisco State (2004) / M.A. in US History, UCLA (2006); B.A. in US History, UC Berkeley (1995)
Gender; American West; Colonial America
Dissertation Title - "Colonial Intimacies: Interethnic Sex, Marriage, and Kinship in Southern California, 1769-1885."
Currently an Assistant Professor in history at the University of Arizona, 2012 to present.
Affiliations: AHA, OAH, WHA, WAWH, ASE
Grants and Awards
Carey McWilliams Fellow (2004-05)
Teaching Fellow (2005-06)
UCLA Graduate Research Mentorship, Mentor: Steve Aron (2006-07)
UCLA Department Fellowship (2007-09)
Quinn Dissertation Fellowship (2009-2010)
Stephen Aron, Kevin Terraciano, Ruth Bloch, Roberto Chao Romero
?Comadrazgo in California: Godmothers, Communities, and Power? presented at the Pacific Coast Branch-American Historical Association (PCB-AHA) conference in Santa Clara, California, August 13, 2010.
?Intimacy as a Tool of Imposition and Resistance in Alta California, 1769-1830s? presented at the Whitsett Graduate Symposium, California State University at Northridge, April 15, 2010.
?The Paradox of Compadrazgo: Kinship and Native Communities in Alta California, 1769-1885? presented at the ?On the Borders of Love and Power? symposium co-sponsored by the William P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies-Southern Methodist University, the Institute for the Study of the American West-Autry National Center, and the Center for the Southwest-University of New Mexico, presented in Albuquerque, New Mexico, October 24, 2009, and Dallas, Texas, February 27, 2010.
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