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Status: Ph.D. Candidate and Associate Research Professor at the Universidad San Francisco de Quito, in Ecuador

Adviser: Miguel La Serna

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B.A. Philosophy and Anthropology, North Carolina State University, 2003
M.A. History of Political Philosophy, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, Chile, 2009

Research Interests

I study Latin American environmental history. My dissertation focuses on changing human-environment relationships and systems of free and forced labor in the Ecuadorian Andes in the longue durée.

Some Notable Publications

  • “Ecuador Habló: La Minería es Peor que Correa.” Mediato, Feb. 19, 2018.
  • “Pope Apologizes for Church Abuse in Conquest of the Americas.” Bloomberg News, July 9, 2015.
  • “White-Bellied Spider Monkey Losing to $18 Billion of Oil.” Bloomberg News, Sept. 9, 2013.
  • Courses Offered

  • HIST 51: Latin American Revolutions
  • HIST 142: Latin American Colonial Rule
  • HIST 141: Modern Latin American History
  • HIST 248: Guerrillas and Counterinsurgencies in Latin America
  • HIST 278: The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade