Title: Assistant Professor
Office: CCC 457
Phone: (715) 346-4122
Fax: (715) 346-4489
Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin
M.A., University of Texas at Austin
Diploma, The London School of Economics and Political Science
B.A., summa cum laude, Princeton University
20th-century Latin American and Caribbean history, especially Cuba and Mexico; the African and Asian diasporas in the Americas; transnational sports history
FYS 102 - Global Baseball
HIST 102 - World History since 1500
HIST 248 - Colonial Latin America
HIST 249 - Modern Latin America
HIST 293 - Asian American History
HIST 315 - Topics in Global and Comparative History: Sport in the Americas
HIST 348 - History of the Modern Caribbean
HIST 351 - History of Mexico
HIST 355 - Topics in Latin American and Caribbean History: Asians in Latin America and the Spanish Caribbean
HIST 355 - Topics in Latin American and Caribbean History: Social History of the Cuban Revolution
HIST 396 - Regional History through Study Abroad: The Cuban Revolution (in Havana, Cuba)
“Emerging Transnational Scholarship: Chinese Mexicans in China, Mexico, and the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands.” Journal of American Ethnic History 33:4 (Summer 2014): 77-84.
“Museums in Austin and San Antonio, Texas, of Interest to Ethnic Historians.” Journal of American Ethnic History 28:3 (Spring 2009): 74-88.
Single book reviews for Journal of American Ethnic History and Journal of Sport History.
Works in Progress
For Blood or for Glory: A History of Cuban Boxing, 1898-1962 (book manuscript)
Encyclopedia entries for Dictionary of Caribbean and Afro-Latin American Biography, ed. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Franklin K. Knight (New York: Oxford University Press, forthcoming 2014).
“Lessons from Cuba: Academic and Cultural Exchange Tours during the Obama Years.” Paper to be presented at the North Central Council of Latin Americanists annual conference, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, September 27-28, 2013. Website.
“Women’s Boxing in Mexico and the Caribbean.” Presented at Fighting Women: A Symposium on Women’s Boxing (Toronto, Canada), June 21, 2013. Website.
“The Johnson-Willard Fight: The View from Havana.” Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the North American Society for Sport History, The University of Texas at Austin (Austin, Texas), May 29, 2011.
“Fighting for and against Revolution: Cuban Boxers and Revolutionary Rhetoric in the 1950s and 1960s.” Paper presented at the “Transitions in the Cuban Revolution” conference, The University of Texas at Austin (Austin, Texas), February 22, 2008.
Founder and Chair, Latin American/Caribbean Speaker Series Committee.
Member, COLS Undergraduate Research Symposium Committee.
Former Chair/Member, International Affairs Subcommittee.
Former Member, Academic Affairs Committee.
- American Historical Association (AHA)
- Association of Caribbean Historians (ACH)
- Immigration and Ethnic History Society (IEHS)
- Latin American Studies Association (LASA)
- North American Society for Sport History (NASSH)
- Organization of American Historians (OAH)
- University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS), Regional Faculty Associate
- North Central Council of Latin Americanists (NCCLA)
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