My focus is Modern Mexican History examining popular culture, immigration, and nationalism. Other specialties of mine include the history of modern Brazil, Argentina, and Russia/the Soviet Union; with general areas of interest being the histories of colonial and modern Latin America, modern Europe, and the modern United States.
“For Love, Country, and Puppetry: Angelina Beloff’s Russian Version of Mexican Nationalism.” InMexico On and Off the World Stage, James Garza and Matthew Esposito, eds. (Washington DC: Lexington Books, forthcoming).
“Balalaikas & Mariacheras: Russian/Soviet Infiltration of Post-Revolutionary Mexican Nationalism, 1930-1980.” Ph.D. diss., The University of Alabama, in Progress.
“’A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words:’ José Guadalupe Posada and Popular Perspectives of the Porfiriato (1876-1910).” MA Thesis, Texas Christian University, 2014.
Awards & Honors
Interim History Professor, Samford University, 2018-2019
Department of History Dissertation Fellowship, The University of Alabama, 2016-2018
Department of History Graduate Teaching Assistant Scholarship, The University of Alabama, 2014-2016, 2020-2023
Edward H. Moseley Endowed Scholarship, The University of Alabama, 2015
Boller-Worcester Grants, Texas Christian University, 2013 & 2014
Phi Alpha Theta, National History Honor Society, Texas Christian University, 2013
Dobro Slovo, National Slavic Honor Society, Texas A&M University, 2005