Assistant Professor of History
Dauphin Humanities Center 214
Ph.D. University of Arizona, Latin American History and Art, 2008
M.A. University of Arizona, Latin American Studies, 2002
B.A. Arizona State University, Interdisciplinary Humanities, 2000
HIS 105 World History through 1500
HIS 106 World History since 1500
HIS 349 History of Latin America
HIS 360 History of Mexico
HIS 366 History of Brazil
HIS 490 History of Women in Latin America
HON 123 Honors World History since 1500
HON 360 Honors Colloquium: Reach Out
“Pulqueros, Cerveceros, and Mezcaleros: Small Alcohol Producers and Popular Resistance to Mexico’s Anti-Alcohol Campaigns, 1910-1940,” Rocky Mountain Council on Latin American Studies Conference, April 2011.
“Fighting Bacteria, the Bible, and the Bottle: Projects to Create New Men and Women during the Mexican Revolution, 1910-1940,” Modern Languages 3rd Biennial Conference, Shippensburg University, April 2010.
“Pulqueras, Mezcaleras y Meseras: Women’s Resistance to Mexico’s Anti-Alcohol Campaigns, 1910-1940,” Points: The Blog of the Society for Alcohol and Drugs History, June 26, 2012, http://pointsadhsblog.wordpress.com/2012/06/26/pulqueras-mezcaleras-y-meseras-womens-resistance-to-mexicos-anti-alcohol-campaigns-1910-1940/.
“‘Su Majestad, La Mujer’: Women’s Participation in Mexico’s Anti-Alcohol Campaigns, 1910-1940,” Points: The Blog of the Society for Alcohol and Drugs History, June 19, 2012, http://pointsadhsblog.wordpress.com/2012/06/19/su-majestad-la-mujer-womens-participation-in-mexicos-anti-alcohol-campaigns-1910-1940/.
“Holy, Hated, or Hip?: The Circuitous History of Mexico’s Pulque,” Points: The Blog of the Society for Alcohol and Drugs History, May 31, 2012, http://pointsadhsblog.wordpress.com/2012/05/31/holy-hated-or-hip-the-circuitous-history-of-mexicos-pulque/,
“Fighting Bacteria, the Bible, and the Bottle: Projects to Create New Men, Women, and Children, 1910-1940,” in A Companion to Mexican History and Culture, edited by William H. Beezley (London: Wiley-Blackwell Press, 2011).
“Parades, Epistles, and Prohibitive Legislation: Mexico’s National Anti-Alcohol Campaign and the Process of State-Building, 1934-1940,” Social History of Alcohol and Drugs 23, no. 2 (Spring 2009).
I am a faculty advisor to Reach Out: a Shippensburg University Honors Program Literacy and Leadership Initiative. Every year, about twelve students and three faculty travel to an impoverished neighborhood in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic to help teachers promote literacy and leadership skills to their students.
All of my research can be classified as social and cultural history. I have also been greatly influenced by my studies of art history. My dissertation and current research is on anti-alcohol campaigns and state-building in revolutionary Mexico. I look at both projects at the national, state, and popular levels and find that they were participatory and contested processes. Earlier research has focused on Mexican postage stamps as a type of official history, and has analyzed Mexican photography using the lenses of gender, class, and ethnicity. Future projects will examine ex-votos (popular religious images) and the creation of a national and nationalist modern dance movement in Mexico from the 1920s through the 1950s.
Coediting with Áurea Toxqui, From Aguardente to Zambumbía: A Social and Cultural History of Alcohol in Latin America.