Latin American history; modern Mexico; art; society, film and education
I am currently at work on a social and cultural history of arts education in Revolutionary Mexico and a documentary film about the Chinanteco cultural tradition, "Caldo de Piedra."
Projecting cultural alchemy in revolutionary Mexico (anticipated 2012)
Advisor: Colin MacLachlan
Grants and Fellowships
History Graduate merit award for dissertation research at the US Library of Congress, 2010
Tulane School of Liberal Arts Summer merit award, 2010
Tulane School of Liberal Arts Summer merit award, 2009
Tinker Foundation Grant for exploratory research in Oaxaca, Mexico, 2009
Tinker Foundation Grant for exploratory research in Mexico City, Mexico, 2008
Lurcy Grant for preliminary PhD research in Oaxaca, Mexico, 2008
Tinker Foundation Grant for exploratory dissertation research in Mexico City, Mexico, 2007
CLAH James R. Scobie Memorial award for preliminary PhD research in Oaxaca, Mexico, 2007
FLAS Summer Language Grant, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil, 2006
FLAS Fellowship for the completion of an M.A. in Latin American Studies, Stone Center for Latin American Studies, Tulane University, 2002-2005
Peter T. Cominos Memorial Award for Best Research Paper of Publishable Quality by a Graduate Student, Department of History, Tulane University, 2008.
National Geographic “Intelligent Travel”, 2010.
Mexico:Stencil:Propa, Mexico: Editorial RM, 2008.
“Missionaries of Nationalism: Urban Mexican Women and the Evolution of Cultural Identity in Post-Revolutionary Mexico," presented at the Latin American Studies Association annual meeting, Montreal, Canada, 2007.
Modern Mexican History, Tulane School of Continuing Studies (SCS), Spring and Summer, 2011
20th Century Latin American cultural studies in Historical Context; Tulane SCS, Summer, 2010
Introduction to Latin American History, Tulane SCS Fall, 2009
Introduction to Latin American History (HISL-171). Department of History, Tulane University. Spring, 2008
Certificate in Film Editing from New York University, Summer, 2010
Certificate in Documentary Film Editing, Oaxaca Summer Institute, 2009
M.A., Latin American Studies, Stone Center for Latin American Studies, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, 2007
B.A. English and Latin American Studies, magna cum laude, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, 1999