Status: Ph.D. Student

Adviser: Kathleen DuVal

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B.A. UCLA, 2015
M.A. UNC-Chapel Hill, 2018

Research Interests

My research focuses on the late eighteenth-century North American borderlands with an emphasis on the competition over the Mississippi River Valley among the Spanish, the United States, and the various Native American nations. My current project examines how Spanish officials in colonial Louisiana enticed American settlers in the western borderlands to forfeit their citizenship and become Spanish subjects.