Ph.D. in History, UCLA, in progress.
M.A. in Latin American Studies, SDSU, 2010.
B.A. in Philosophy, French Minor, SDSU, 2005.
Office: Bunche 2155
Latin American History; Ethnohistory; Colonial Mexican History; Michoacán and Guanajuato
In my research I consider the impact of silver mining in colonial Guanajuato on the indigenous cummunities that provided the labor force for the mines. In particular, I consider the participation of workers from Purépecha communities in Michoacan.
Grants and Awards
Graduate Summer Research Mentorship (UCLA, 2012)
Graduate Summer Research Mentorship (UCLA, 2011)
Summer FLAS Fellowship (UCLA, 2011)
Cota-Robles Fellowship (UCLA, 2010-1015)
FLAS Fellowship (SDSU, 2009-2010)
State University Grant (SDSU, 2009)
Student Equity Grant (SDSU, 2009)
"Silver Mining in Colonial Guanajuato: Indigenous Responses to the Repartimiento Labor Draft." Second Conference on Ethnicity, Race and Indigenous Peoples in Latin America and the Caribbean (November, 2011)
"The Environmental Impact of Silver Extraction in Colonial New Spain: A Synthetic Analysis." UCLA History Plus Conference (October, 2011).
"Silver Mining in Colonial Guanajuato: Indigenous Responses to the Repartimiento Labor Draft." Pacific Coast Council on Latin American Studies Conference (October, 2011).
"Contested Territory, Contested History: Purépecha Responses to the Expanding Spanish State in Michoacán, 1521-1530." Pacific Coast Council on Latin American Studies Conference (November, 2010).
"Análisis Crítico del 'Proceso contra el Cazonci Tzintzincha Tangachoan.'" Face to Face: Reflections on Borders, Identities and Bodies Colloquium (April, 2010).
"The Trial and Execution of the Cazonci Tzintzincha Tangaxoan: Cruel and Unusual Punishment?" Student Research Symposium of SDSU (March, 2010).
Casas Grandes (Paquimé): Bridging the Golf between the American Southwest and Mesoamerica." American Society for Ethnohistory Conference (October, 2009).
"El Zarco cómo Ficción Fundacional y la Subversión del Indio Mexicano." Weaving Limits: Interdisciplinary Visions of Latin America Colloquium (April, 2009)
"El Zarco as Foundational Fiction and the Subversion of the Mexican Indian." Student Research Symposium of SDSU (February, 2009)
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