Ph.D., History, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, 2016 M.A., History, Tulane University, 2012 B.A., Political Science, California State University Fullerton, 2006 A.A., Liberal Arts, Mt. San Jacinto College, Menifee, CA, 2003
Course Instructor, Empires of the Modern Pacific (Loyola University New Orleans, Spring 2018); Modern European Imperialisms (Tulane University, Spring 2013); Modern Empires of the Pacific World (University of New Orleans, Fall 2014)
These classes look at the reasons behind the spread of imperial power– including trade, religion, nationalism, and diplomacy – from the perspectives of both the colonizers and colonized. These courses have focused readings on the pre-colonial period, the colonial encounter, and the post-colonial situation. These courses aim to provide students with several case studies and to ask students to ponder their legacies in the present.
Course Instructor, The Colonial Encounter in the Modern World (Xavier University New Orleans, Spring 2013); The Colonial Encounter (University of New Orleans, Fall 2014)
This course considers how empires represent themselves, the differences between formal and informal empires, how empires operate in the metropolis and “on the ground,” and the relationships between the colonizers and the colonized, broadly construed.
Course Instructor, Global History to 1700 (Loyola University New Orleans, Fall 2017 & Spring 2018); The Emergence of the Contemporary World Since 1789 (Tulane University, Fall 2012)
I engage students in this entry-level course by utilizing a variety of primary and secondary documents, encouraging class discussions, and running the course around the meta question of “what is history and how is it produced?”
Areas of Expertise
20th century British Empire, whiteness/Britishness, gender/masculinity, professionalization, colonization, imperial historiography