I study the nineteenth-century American West. I'm especially interested in how Natives and colonizers across western North America thought about geography—and how these ideas shaped racial violence, legal cultures, and environmental change.
I graduated with Honors from the University of California, Davis, where I completed one research project on the annexation of Texas and another on nativism and ethnic violence in 1850s California. While at UC Davis I received the Lang Prize for Undergraduate Information Research and the History Department Walter Woodfill Prize for Best Undergraduate Research Paper.
I'm happy to talk with prospective students about life here at Princeton.