Welcome. I'm an assistant professor of History, Latin American Studies, and Women's and Gender Studies and director of the Latin American Studies Program at The University of Scranton. During the 2018-2019 academic year, I was a fellow in the Princeton Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism, and the Humanities. I study urban societies in nineteenth and early twentieth-century Latin America. My research and teaching interests lie at the intersection of the histories of cities, gender, race, im/migration, and cultural production. I'm also excited by the practice and theory of digital approaches to these topics.
My current book project, which began as a prize-winning dissertation at the University of Chicago, explains how residents in São Paulo, Brazil, used theaters to claim their place in a rapidly changing city. To learn more about this and other projects, please take a look at my research page. I've also posted some of my research discoveries on the site's blog, which additionally includes teaching tips. A list of the courses I've taught, along with a few syllabi, can be found on the teaching page.