I research and teach United States, Latinx, American West, and migration history. Throughout my work as a historian, I ask questions about race and ethnicity, the relationship between immigration and foreign policy, and how the everyday actions of working people shape the world around them.
I am currently the Dartmouth Digital History Initiative (DDHI) Postdoctoral Fellow where I continue my commitment to oral history and the digital humanities. The DDHI is developing an open-source digital toolkit to improve the accessibility and usability of oral histories.
I utilize digital tools in my scholarship and my teaching. I believe it helps me ask different questions of my historical subjects, allows students another point of entry into historical learning, and provides a venue to reach the larger public.