Assistant Professor of History
History / Academic
- Sherman Hall 122
B.A., Creighton University
M.A., The University of Kansas
Ph.D., The University of Kansas
I am an Assistant Professor of United States history. My research interests include nineteenth century transnational history, the United States Civil War, Texas, slavery, gender, Mexican American history, trade networks, borderlands, immigration, Brazil, and citizenship. My teaching dabbles in a range of topics such as origin stories, Confederate colonies in the Amazon, and Texas’ love of H-E-B. My most recent scholarship is my book with the University of Nebraska Press, A Different Manifest Destiny: Southern Identity, Citizenship, and Survival in Nineteenth-Century South America.
- History of the U.S. to 1876
- U.S. Civil War and Reconstruction
- Mexican American history
- Texas history
- Colonial American and Revolution history
- First Year Seminar
U.S. Civil War, Texas history, slavery, Brazil, trade and kinship networks, and borderlands history.
A Different Manifest Destiny: Southern Identity, Citizenship, and Survival in Nineteenth-Century South America (University of Nebraska Press, October 2020).
“To ‘Serve Both as a Light and as a Beacon to Our Noble Old State’: Southern Citizens in Latin America,” in Paul Quigley, ed., The Civil War and the Transformation of Citizenship (Louisiana State University Press, June 2018).