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Status: PhD Candidate

Adviser: Miguel La Serna

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Curriculum Vitae


M.A., History, UNC Chapel Hill, 2021
M.A. Thesis: “Battlefield Colombia: Honor and Justice in the Thousand Days’ War, 1899-1902” (Dr. Miguel La Serna & Dr. Joseph Glatthaar, co-advisors)

B.A., Justice Studies, Arizona State University, 2019
B.A. Thesis: “Honor, Glory, Sacrifice, and Annihilation: Violence and Death in World War II” (Dr. Robert Niebuhr, advisor)

Research Interests

My areas of interest include cultural military history, historical memory, and the military history of Latin America. My dissertation analyzes how conservatives and liberals in Colombia shaped postwar memory of the Thousand Days’ War (1899–1902), especially on the eve of La Violencia (approx. 1946-1960). I am particularly interested in researching the relationship between political identity and the ways that Colombian conservatives and liberals mythologized battlefield victory and defeat. I have also written about the importance of honor for Colombians who fought in the Thousand Days’ War in my M.A. thesis.

Recent Public Engagements

"Panama's Path to Independence," UNC, HIST 242: U.S. – Latin America Relations guest lecture (January 2024)
"Narrativas posbélicas de la guerra de los Mil Días," Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, guest lecture – Bogotá, Colombia (October 2023)
"Memorias y mitologías de la batalla de Peralonso," Universidad Industrial de Santander, guest lecture – Bucaramanga, Colombia (September 2023)

Courses Offered

HIST 128: U.S. History since 1865
HIST/PWAD 248: Guerrillas and Counterinsurgencies in Latin America
HIST/PWAD 266: Global History of Warfare
HIST/PWAD 369: War and American Society, 1902 to Present to Present