Ph.D., Latin American Studies, History and Political Science, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, 2000
M.A., Political Science, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY 1995
B.A., Political Science, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI 1993
-Gendering the Periphery of the Empires: The Tohono O'odham, Gender and Assimilation, 1880-1934, with Laura Tuennerman, University of Arizona Press, forthcoming 2013.
-Smugglers, Brothels, and Twine: Historical Perspectives on Contraband and Vice in North America’s Borderlands, edited with Elaine Carey, University of Arizona Press, 2011.
-From Many, One: Indians, Peasants, Borders, and Education in Callista Mexico (1924-1935), University of Calgary Press, 2009, Christon Archer, series editor.
-“New Approaches to Transnational Crime and the Law,” Homeland Security Review: A Journal for the Institute of Law and Public Policy, forthcoming.
-Homeland Security Review: A Journal for the Institute of Law and Public Policy, a special issue on Transnational Crime, the Law, and Public Policy, edited with Michael Hummel.
-“Introduction: Transnational Flows of Contraband and Vice in North America,” with Elaine Carey, in Smugglers, Brothels, and Twine: Historical Perspectives on Contraband and Vice in North America’s Borderlands, University of Arizona Press, 2011.
-“Official Government Discourses about Vice and Deviance: the Early 20th Century Tohono O’odham,” with Laura Tuennerman, in Smugglers, Brothels, and Twine: Historical Perspectives on Contraband and Vice in North America’s Borderlands, University of Arizona Press, 2011.
- “Explaining Oil Nationalization in Latin America: Economics and Political Ideology,” with Scott Morgenstern and Ruben Berrios, Review of InternationalPolitical Economy, Volume 18, Issue 5, December 2011.
-“Los vicios trasnacionales de los Tohono o´odham a principios del siglo XX,” with Laura Tuennerman, in En la encrucijada. Historia, marginalidad y delito en América Latina y los Estados Unidos de Norteamérica, siglos XIX y XX, University of Guadalajara, 2010, Jorge Alberto Truillo Bretón, editor.
-“Frontier Masculinity, Femininity, and the Ideological Cleansing of Borderlands Teachers, 1924-1935,” New Mexico Historical Review, 85:2 (Spring 2010), 155-178.
-“Forging Identity: Mexican Federal Frontier Schools, 1924-1935,” New Mexico Historical Review 80:2 (Spring 2005), 163-88.
-“Federalization of Education in Chihuahua,” Paedagogica Historica 41:3 (June 2005), 357-75.
-“The Failed Assimilation of the Tarahumara in Postrevolutionary Mexico,” Journal of the Southwest 45:3 (Autumn 2003), 411-35.
-World History Bulletin 27:3 (Fall 2011), special issue on Transnational Crime in World History, edited with Elaine Carey.
-“The Urbanization of the Tohono O’odham: Using Vice, Crime, and Sexuality to Explore Cultural Interaction and Assimilation,” in World History Bulletin 27:3 (Fall 2011), with Laura Tuennerman.
-Proceedings of the Annual Intersections: Undergraduate Research Conference, edited with Philip J. Harold and Monica M. VanDieren (Spring 2010 and 2011).
-“Historica política de México en los años veinte: petróleo, ejército y educación: Consulta de los archivos Calles-Torreblanca por académicos de la Universidad de Nuevo México,” with Linda B. Hall, Robert Carriedo, and Joseph Lenti, in Plutarco Elías Calles y Fernando Torreblanca: Un ejemplo de la importancia de los archivos privados en la historiografía de México, Fideicomiso Archivos Plutarco Elías Calles y Fernando Torreblanca, 2009, Norma Mereles de Ogarrio, editor.
-Journal of the West 48:3 (Summer 2009), special issue on American Indians and the Borderlands of the West, edited with Laura Tuennerman.
-“Introduction: American Indians and the Borderlands of the West,” in Journal of the West 48:3 (Summer 2009), 9-11, with Laura Tuennerman.
-“’He Don’t Show Us Much About Farming’: Tohono O’odham Agency and Agricultural Priorities, 1910-1940,” in Journal of the West 48:3 (Summer 2009), 20-25, with Laura Tuennerman.
-“Engagement or Isolation: Latin America’s Populist Left and the United States,” Harvard International Review, commentary, with Scott Morgenstern, November 2, 2006, http://hir.harvard.edu/articles/1461/
-“Pancho Villa: The Twice-Made Bandit,” in Negotiation and Conflict: Essays in United States and Mexican History, Kathleen P. Chamberlain and Jonathan Ablard, eds., Occasional Papers, University of New Mexico, Center for the American West, No. 14, 1999.
-Heritage Fund Welcoming Community Grant, “Threads of Our Diversity,” Bartholomew County, 2012
-PRAC Grant, “IUPUC General Education Initiative,” IUPUI, 2011,
-Grant Writers Fellow, Cal U, 2010
-Presidential Gala Faculty Award for Research, Cal U, 2010
-Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) Faculty Professional Development Council (FPDC) Annual Research Grant: Gendering the Periphery of Empires: The Tohono O’odham and the American Borderlands, 1880-1934, 2009.
-PASSHE Diversity and Equity Grant, “The Other Side of Beauty: Impact on a Woman’s Sense of Self,” 2007-08
-FPDC Travel Grants, 2007, 2008, 2009 & 2010
-FPDC Research Merit Award, Cal U, 2006
-FPDC Continuing Excellence Fund (Small Grant), Cal U, 2006, 2007, & 2008
-PASSHE, Diversity and Equity Grant, “Women at Risk: Life in the Global Village,” 2005-06
-FPDC Small Grant, Cal U, 2005
-FPDC Irene O’Brien Grant, Cal U, 2005 and 2010
-Fulbright-Robles-García Dissertation Fellowship, United States Information Agency and Mexican Government, 1999 to 2000
-Latin American and Iberian Institute, Ph.D. Fellowship, University of New Mexico, 1998 to 1999
-Field Research Grant, Latin American and Iberian Institute, University of New Mexico, 1998 to 1999
-Research, Project, and Travel Grant, Office of Graduate Studies, University of New Mexico, 1998 to 1999
-Conference Travel Grant, Latin American and Iberian Institute, University of New Mexico, 1997
-“The Narco-Empire: Violence and Resistance in the U.S.-Mexico Border Region,” Commentator, American Studies Association, San Juan, Puerto Rico, Fall 2012
-“Mexico as a Counter Example: Gendering the Periphery of Empire,” Midwest World History Association, Grant Rapids, MI, Summer 2012
-“Incorporating ‘Borderlands’ and ‘Transnational’ Themes into World History Survey Courses,” Roundtable, Midwest World History Association, Grand Rapids, MI, Summer 2012
-“Indigenismo in the Hands of Native and Non-Native Transnational Moral Entrepreneurs: The Seri, Tohono O'odham, and Tarahumara,” Latin American Studies Association, San Francisco, CA, Spring 2012
-“Drugs, Gambling, and Sex: Interrogating the Connections Between the Licit and Illicit,” Roundtable, International Studies Association, Spring 2012
-“Harmony After Discord: Anglo Indigenistas among the Seris in Post- Revolutionary Mexico,” 2011 Midwest World History Association Conference, Milwaukee, WI, Fall 2011
-“Baseball, Masculinity, Cultural Imperialism, and the Carranza Propaganda Machine,” 6th Annual Audrey-Beth Fitch Conference, California, PA, Spring 2011
-“U.S. Assimilation or Mexican Indigenismo?: The Seri and Their Anglo Benefactors,” Mid-Atlantic Council on Latin American Studies, Pittsburgh, PA, Spring 2011
-“Yankee Indigenismo: The Seri, SEP, and BIA,” XIII Encuentro de Historiadores de México, Estados Unidos, y Canadá, Queretaro, Mexico, Fall 2010
-“Transnational Indigenismo and the Seri Indians in the 1920s,” Western Historical Association, Lake Tahoe, NV, Fall 2010
-“The Double Game: Anti-Vice Moralizing While Supporting Whiskey and Narcotics Contraband in Ciudad Juarez, 1929-1934,” Western History Association, Denver, CO, Fall 2009
-“Brothers in Crime: The Fernandez and Quevedo Brothers as Perpetrators of Violence Against Women and the Poor,” 53rd International Conference of Americanistas, Mexico City, Summer 2009
-“The Inadvertent Adoption of BIA Policies by the SEP,” Rocky Mountain Conference on Latin American Studies, Santa Fe, NM, Spring 2009
-“The Mexican Education Ministry’s Anti-Alcohol Campaign in Transnational Ciudad Juárez-El Paso, 1929-1934,” American Historical Association Conference, New York, NY, Spring 2009
-“The Double Game: Anti-Vice Moralizing While Supporting Whiskey and Narcotics Contraband in Ciudad Juarez, 1929-1934,” Rocky Mountain Conference on Latin American Studies, Flagstaff, AZ, Spring 2008
-“Civil Marriage and Tohono O’odham Women Between Worlds,” American Historical Association, Washington, D.C., Spring 2008 (co-author)
-“The Mormons and Mennonites as Cultural Role Models in Post-Revolutionary Mexico,” Latin American and Caribbean Section of the Southern Historical Association, Annual Meeting, Richmond, VA, Fall 2007
-“Traditional not Revolutionary: Field Matrons and the Tohono O’odham,” 16th Annual World Historical Association Conference, Milwaukee, WI, Summer 2007 (co-author)
-“The Other Cristero War: Calles and Anti-Catholic Education in Sonora, 1924-1935,” American Catholic Historical Association Meeting, Milwaukee, WI, Spring 2007
-“Better Morals Make Better Maids: Tohono O’odham Women Between Worlds,” Women and Work, 2nd Annual Audrey-Beth Fitch Conference on Women’s Studies, California, PA, Spring 2007 (co-author)
-“An Army of Davids: Blogs and the Casey Santorum Senate Race,” Northeast Political Science Association, Boston, MA, Fall 2006 (co-author)
-“Tohono O’odham: Using the U.S.-Mexican Border as Leverage,” XII Conference of Mexican, United States, and Canadian Historians, Vancouver, British Columbia, Fall 2006
-“Misery in the Magnolia State: Media Coverage of Hurricane Katrina’s Impact on Mississippi,” American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, Spring 2006 (co-author)
-“Education, Masculinity, and Femininity along the U.S.-Mexican Border, 1924-1935,” Women at Risk: Life in the Global Village Conference, California, PA, Spring 2006
-“God, Gore, and Science: The Coverage of Hurricane Katrina,” Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, Spring 2006 (co-author)
-“The Seri Indians, SEP, Indigenismo and Exploitation,” Latin American Studies Association Meeting, San Juan, Puerto Rico, Spring 2006
-“The Construction of Masculine and Feminine Teachers along the U.S.-Mexican Border, 1924-1935,” The Third International Colloquium on the History of Women and Gender in Mexico, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, Fall 2005
-“The Adaptive Resistance of Native Peoples in Northern Mexico in Post-Revolutionary Mexico,” Cultures in Conflict Conference, University of Toledo, Toledo, OH, Spring 2005
-“The Acculturation of the Seri Indians, 1924-1935,” North Central Conference of Latin American Studies, Platteville, WI, Fall 2003
-“The Mexican Kickapoo Indians: Resistance to Educational Assimilation,” North Central Conference of Latin American Studies, Indianola, IA, Fall 2002
-“Baseball Stereotypes and the Carranza Propaganda Machine,” Conference of the Americas, Puebla, Mexico, Spring 2000
-“Baseball, Carranza, and Imperialism,” Rocky Mountain Conference of Latin American Studies, Missoula, MO, Fall 1999
-“Pancho Villa: The Twice-Made Bandit,” Rocky Mountain Conference of Latin American Studies, San Diego, CA, Fall 1998
U.S.-Mexico and U.S. Canada Borderlands
Latin American Politics
Sino-Latin American Trade
-Contributing Editor, The Middle Ground Journal, 2012 to Present
-Midwest World History Association (MWWHA) Executive Board, 2012 to Present
-Oral History Workshop: The Interview, Organizer and Presenter, Columbus, IN, Summer 2012
-Laws Award Committee, Columbus Human Rights Commission, Columbus, IN, Spring 2012
-Promotion and Tenure Workshop, Panel Member, IUPUC, Spring 2012
-Judge, 2012 Benjamin M. King Essay contest, Columbus, IN, Spring 2012
-Committee on Undergraduate and K-12 Outreach, The Middle Ground Journal, 2012 to Present
-Diversity Strategies Committee, IUPUC, Spring 2012
-Black History Month Planning Committee, IUPUC, Spring 2012
-Co-Coordinator [with Bob Pittman] of Great Decisions Columbus, Spring 2012
-Advisor, Student Veterans and Military Association, IUPUC, 2011 to 2012
-Promotion and Tenure Committee, IUPUI, 2011 to 2012
-Human Rights Commission, Columbus, Indiana, 2011 to 2012
-President, Bartholomew County Historical Society, 2011 to 2012
-Latin American Studies Association, Mexico Section, Social Science Book Prize Committee, 2011 to 2012
-Grievance Board, IUPUC, 2011 to 2012
-Assurance of Learning Committee, IUPUC, 2011 to 2012
-Search Committee, Special Assistant to the Vice Chancellor and Dean, 2011
-Editorial Advisory Board, Journal of the West, 2010 to 2011
-Grant Reviewer, PASSHE FPDC, 2009 to 2011
-Co-Director (with Mark Aune, Philip Harold, and Monica VanDieren), Intersections 2011: Undergraduate Research Conference, California University of PA, April 2011.
-Quality Circle Grant Reviewer, 2010 to 2011
-Sabbatical Committee, 2010 to 2011
-Latin American Studies Association, Mexico Section, Humanities Book Prize Committee, 2009 to 2010
-Co-Director (with Philip Harold and Monica VanDieren), Intersections 2010: Undergraduate Research Conference, Robert Morris University, April 2010
-International Experiences Committee, Cal U, 2009 to 2011
-Cal U Fulbright Committee, 2010 to 2011
-Outcomes Assessment, History and Political Science Department, 2005 to 2010
-Delegate, Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculty (APSCUF), 2009 to 2011
-Central Labor Council, APSCUF, 2006 to 2008
-Legislative Committee, APSCUF, 2006 to 2011
Chair, 2006 to 2007
-Safe Zone (GLBTQ), 2005 to 2011
-General Education Committee, 2004 to 2008
Vice Chair, 2006 to 2007
-Frederick Douglass Institute, 2004 to 2011
Library Sub-Committee, 2005 to 2008
Visiting Scholar Search Committee, 2007 to 2008 & 2010 to 2011
-Co-Chair, Outcomes Assessment and 5-year Review, Faculty Professional Development Committee, 2005 to 2006
-Chair, Search Committee, Honors Composition Postdoc, 2010 to 2011
-Chair, Search Committee, African-American History, 2005 to 2006
-Chair, Search Committee, Ancient/Medieval History, 2005 to 2006
-Search Committee, Assistant Director of Honors, 2008 to 2009
-Cal U in the High School, Advisor and Evaluator, 2005 to 2010
Director, History and Political Science Department, 2007 to 2010
-Faculty Advisor, Peace Studies Club, 2008 to 2011
-Faculty Advisor, Cal U History Club, 2006
-Faculty Advisor, Phi Alpha Theta, 2005 to 2006
-Veterans History Project for the Library of Congress, Adventures of the American Mind, 2006 to 2011
-Women’s Studies Program, 5-year Review, Internal Reviewer, 2008
-Office for Students with Disabilities, 5-year Review, Internal Reviewer, 2009
Latin American Studies Association
American Historical Association
World History Association
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