Office: Richarda N8
Phone: (320) 363-2719
Place of Birth:
Chicago, IL, though I grew up in La Crosse, WI.
- BA - History, St. John’s University (MN) 1992
- MA - Latin American History, University of Texas at Austin 1994
- PhD - Latin American History, University of Texas at Austin 1999
- Colonial Latin American History
- Religious History
- Mexican History
- HIST 120: Latin American Experience
- HIST 200: History Colloquium
- HIST 321: Colonial Mexico
- HIST 322: Modern Mexico
- HIST 323: Religion in Latin America
- HIST 395: Historiography & Methods
After receiving my PhD I taught world history and Latin American history at the University of Maine at Presque Isle for a year. I started at CSB/SJU in fall 2000. I teach a lower-division survey of Latin American history (Latin American Experience) and upper-division courses on colonial Mexico, modern Mexico, and religion in Latin America. I have led CSB/SJU semester-long study abroad programs to Nicaragua/Costa Rica and Guatemala.
- “Confraternities and Community: The Decline of the Communal Quest for Salvation in Eighteenth-Century Mexico City” in Local Religion in Colonial Mexico, ed. Martin Nesvig (Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2006).
- “Liturgy, Devotion, and Religious Reform in Eighteenth-Century Mexico City,” The Americas: A Quarterly Review of Inter-American Cultural History 60 (April 2004): 493-518.
- “The Splendor of Worship: Baroque Catholicism, Religious Reform, and Last Wills and Testaments in Eighteenth-Century Mexico City,” Colonial Latin American Historical Review 8 (Fall 1999): 405-442.