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Status: PhD Candidate

Adviser: Louis A. Pérez

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B.A. Philosophy, North Carolina State University, 2003
B.A. Anthropology, North Carolina State University, 2003
M.A. History, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, Chile, 2009
M.A. Thesis: “Integración Regional de América del Sur en el Siglo XXI”

Research Interests

My dissertation, “No Te Pido Guachalá: Natural Relationships in Ecuadorian Andes,” analyzes how the rise of modern global markets affected human-environment relationships in the Andes. Focusing on one of Ecuador’s oldest agriculture and textile complexes, my work engages with key themes in Andean historiography from the perspective of the environment.

Some Notable Publications

  • “Plunging Oil, Street Protests, El Nino. Add in a Flaring Volcano,” Bloomberg News, August 25, 2015.
  • “Ecuador’s Protesting Police Lay Siege to President,” Bloomberg News, Sept. 30, 2010.
  • “Honduran President Zelaya Ousted in Coup by Military” [with Jose Orozco], Bloomberg News, June 28, 2009.

Courses Offered

  • HIST128: United States History Since 1865 (TA)
  • HIST142: Latin American Colonial Rule (TA)
  • HIST143: Modern Latin American History (TA)
  • HIST366: North Carolina History to 1865 (TA)
  • HIST527: Guerrillas and Counterinsurgencies in Latin America (Grader)