University of California, Santa Cruz
M.A., History, 1993
B.A., History, 1991
College Honors, Honors in the Major
University of Vermont
B.A., Religious Studies, 1980
Wabash College, 1999-2001
University of Utah, 1998-1999
Teaching Fellow, History
Teaching Assistant, History
Teaching Assistant Trainer, UCSC History, 1995-1996
Assistant to the Director, NEH Summer Institute
"Rethinking Europe/Rethinking World History"
Research Assistant, Latin American History, 1989-1991
Latin America, Colonial and National Periods
Colonial United States History
Global and Environmental History
American Indian History
History of Food and Drink
Historiogaphy and Historical Theory
"An Ethnohistory of the Coras of Sierra del Nayar, Mexico, 1600-1830" David G. Sweet, advisor
University of Arizona Press
PUBLICATIONS AND CONFERENCE PAPERS
"Will the Real Padre Ortega Please Come Forward? Rereading Narratives of Idolatry
from the Nayarit Missions," accepted for American Historical Association
Conference, January 2001.
"Franciscans and Coras in Nayarit: A Period of Decline?,"
accepted for Academy of
American Franciscan History International Conference, "The Franciscan
Experience in the Americas," Oakland, California, November 2000.
"The Meanings of Idolatría in Sierra del
Nayar History," accepted for Society for
Ethnohistory, London, Ontario, October 2000.
"Popular Religion in Revolutionary El Salvador and Nicaragua,"
Review 26 (April 2000).
"A Place at the Table: Integrating Latin America into
History," at Teaching Latin America in a Liberal Arts College Conference, Wabash College, November 1999.
"¿Fueron conquistados los coras?" ("Were the Coras Conquered?"), presented at Society for Ethnohistory, Mexico City, November 1997.
"The Ambivalent Religious Conversion of Mexico," presented at Modernity's Histories Conference, Santa Cruz, California, Feb. 1997.
"The Sierra del Nayar as a Region of Refuge," presented
at Society for
Ethnohistory, Portland, Oregon, November 1996.
Review of Elinor Melville, A Plague of Sheep: Environmental
Consequences of the
Conquest of Mexico, in Capitalism, Nature and Socialism 6:4 (1995) 125-27.
Student-Faculty Collaborative Research Grant, Wabash College, Summer 2000
Lilly Internationalization Grant (Latin American Image Database
College, Summer 2000
Participant, Course Design Workshop, Great Lakes College Association, Hope College, Summer 1999
Bancroft Library Study Fellowship, UC Berkeley, 1997-1998
UC Mexus Dissertation Grant, 1995-1997
UC Regents Fellowship, Winter 1996, Winter 1997
Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship, Vatican Film Library, January 1996
Chicano Latino Resource Center Research Grant, 1996
UCSC Re-Entry Services Grant, 1995
UCSC History Department Outstanding Teaching Assistant, 1995
COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY SERVICE
Wabash College Gender Issues Committee, 1999-2001
Wabash College International Studies Committee, 1999-2001
UCSC History Graduate Committee Representative, 1995-1996
UCSC Faculty Senate Committee on Teaching, 1995-1996
American Historical Association
Latin American Studies Association
Council of Latin American Historians
Society for Ethnohistory
Boy Scouts of America
Little League Baseball
Public Schools Volunteer
American Civil Liberties Union
United Way Selection Committee
Santa Cruz Civil Service Commission
Prof. Stephen Morillo
Chair, Department of History, Wabash College
Prof. Melissa Butler
Chair, Social Science Division, Wabash College
Prof. Peter Frederick
Department of History, Wabash College
Prof. John Chuchiak
Department of History, Assumption College
Prof. Philip (Ted) Coyle
Department of Anthropology and Sociology, Western Carolina University
Prof. Susie Porter
Department of History, University of Utah