At Alma, I teach courses in medieval and early modern European history (from the fall of Rome to the French Revolution), in addition to a survey of world history until about 1600.
I am currently writing a book on religious conversion in the Spanish Empire. After completing my graduate studies in 2012, I began to study Nahuatl (the lingua franca of the Aztecs).
- Ph.D., History, University of Virginia (2012)
- M.A., History, University of Virginia (2008)
- B.A., History, University of Chicago (2006)
My career at Alma began in
I'm an expert in
“La mala algarabía: Church, Monarchy, and the Arabic Language in 16th-Century Spain,” Medieval History Journal 14:2, pp. 229-58. Co-author with Patricia Giménez-Eguibar.
“Language and Communication in the Spanish Conquest of America,” History Compass 8:6, pp. 491-502.
“The Languages of the Saints: Multilingualism in the Lives of Spanish American Missionaries,” University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, 2015
“Converting Muslims in 16th-century Spain: St. Thomas of Villanova and the Bishops of Valencia,” Villanova University, Villanova, PA, 2014
National Endowment for the Humanities Seminar on Persecution, Tolerance, & Co-existence (Calvin College, 2013)
Fulbright IIE Scholar (Spain, 2009-10)