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- PhD., Cornell University
- M.A., Cornell University
- B.A., Simon Fraser University
- Latin American History
- Indigenous-State Relations
- Sexuality and Gender
- HIST/LAS 161: Aztecs, Mayas, and Spaniards
- HIST/LAS 162: Soccer and Song in Latin America
- HIST/LAS 357: From the Big Stick to the CIA: The Troubled History of Inter-American Relations
- HIST/LAS 358: African Slavery in the Americas
- HIST/LAS 359: Problems in Latin American Regional History
- HIST/LAS 457: Sexuality and Gender in Latin America
- HIST/LAS 458: History of Indigenous Peoples in Latin America
- HIST/LAS 459: Topics in Political and Social History of Latin America
- HIST/LAS 460: State Terror, Human Rights, and the Politics of Memory in Latin America
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History of the Inka and early colonial period Andes; Indigenous-state relations; economic organization, ethnicity, and politics; sexuality and gender; early anthropology
My research focuses on the social history of the Andean region in Latin America. I am currently working on projects examining sexuality, mistranslation, and thuggery in the Spanish judicial campaign against the Inkas; law suits, taxation, and accusations of fraud in colonial period land struggles; and late nineteenth-century photographic images of Peru and Bolivia.
- Colonial Lives: Documents on Latin American History, 1550–1850. Co-edited with Richard Boyer. New York: Oxford University Press, 2000.
- "Under Investigation for the Abominable Sin: Damián de Morales Stands Accused of Attempting to Seduce Antón de Tierra de Congo (Charcas, 1611)." In Colonial Lives: Documents on Latin American History, 1550–1850, edited by Richard Boyer and Geoffrey Spurling, 112–129. New York: Oxford University Press, 2000.
- "Introduction" (co-authored with Richard Boyer). In Colonial Lives: Documents on Latin American History, 1550–1850, edited by Richard Boyer and Geoffrey Spurling, 1–5. New York: Oxford University Press, 2000.
- "Honor, Sexuality, and the Colonial Church: The Sins of Dr. González, Cathedral Canon." In The Faces of Honor: Sex, Shame, and Violence in Colonial Latin America, edited by Lyman Johnson and Sonya Lipsett-Rivera, 45–67. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1998.
- Review of The Cross and the Serpent: Religious Repression and Resurgence in Colonial Peru, by Nicholas Griffiths. Ethnohistory 45, no. 3 (1998): 604-606.
- "Colonial History and Colonial Discourse: A Commentary". Research in Progress Working Papers 3 (1995): 69-76. Department of Spanish and Latin American Studies, Simon Fraser University.
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