I am Associate Professor of History at the College of Wooster.  I teach courses on Latin American history, trans-Atlantic slavery, U.S./Latin American relations, and quantitative methods.  I also am Chair of our Latin American Studies minor.  My research explores the history of gender and slavery in nineteenth-century Brazil.  I am currently working on two main projects: a study of enslaved family formation in Santiago do Iguape, Bahia, and a comparative study of nineteenth-century domestic medical guides’ consideration of race and gender in Brazil and the southern United States.

My other interest is in digital history.  I have a website where I share my research on the social history of nineteenth-century Santiago do Iguape, Bahia, Brazil.   Santiago do Iguape was a center of Brazilian sugar production, and one of the centers of sugar plantation life in Brazil.  The site includes a serachable database for the 1835 manuscript census, my research into the demographic and economic history of the region, and additional annotated primary source materials.

I received my bachelor’s degree from George Washington University, a master’s degree in Latin American and Caribbean Studies from New York University, and my doctorate from Princeton.