Personal Statement:

As a Research Professor, I continue graduate mentoring and pursuing research, but I am no longer accepting new graduate students.

Advisor to:

Current Projects:

  • Contributor to Wikipedia
  • Research on visual culture in colonial Mexico

Selected Publications:

Honors and Professional Activities:

  • Winner, Latin American Studies Association, Mexico section, Best Article in the Humanities, for “Guadalupe and the Castas: The Power of a Singular Mexican Colonial Painting.” (2016)
  • Winner, Rocky Mountain Council on Latin American Studies, Edwin Lieuwin Award for the Promotion of Excellence in Teaching Latin American Studies. (2016)
  • Winner, Harold J. Plous Award (outstanding assistant professor at University of California, Santa Barbara) 1986
  • Winner, Academic Senate Graduate Mentor Award (2010)
  • Winner, Latin American and Iberian Studies Lifetime Achievement Award (2013)
  • Anonymous editor, Wikipedia
  • Member, National Endowment for the Humanities Kluge Grants Committee 2014
  • Member, American Historical Association. 2014 Convention Program Committee
  • Director, Latin American & Iberian Studies Program UCSB 1986-89; 2003-06
  • Chair, Department of History, UCSB 1995-97

Doctoral Students

  • Dr. Rafaela Acevedo-Field (2012)
    “Denunciation of Faith and Family: Crypto-Jews and the Inquisition in Seventeenth-Century Mexico.” Assistant Professor, Whitworth University.
  • Dr. David Burden (2005)
    “La idea salvadora: Immigration and Colonization Politics in Mexico 1821-1909”. Professor and Department Chair. Anderson University
  • Dr. Jason Dormady (2007)
    Diss. published as Primitive Religion: Restorationist Religion and the Idea of the Mexican Revolution 1940-1968. U New Mexico Press. Associate Prof. Central Washington U.
  • Dr. David Espinosa (1997)
    Diss. published as Jesuit Student Groups, the Universidad Iberoamericana, and Political Resistance in Mexico, 1913-1979. University of New Mexico Press, Professor and Department Chair. Rhode Island College
  • Dr. Ronald J. Morgan (1998)
    Diss. Published as: Spanish American Saints and the Rhetoric of Identity. U Arizona Press. Professor, Abilene Christian University
  • Dr. Monica Orozco (1999)
    “Protestant Missionaries, Mexican Liberals, Nationalism and the Issue of Cultural Incorporation of Indians” Director. Santa Barbara Mission Archives-Library
  • Dr. Stanley Shadle (1994)
    Diss. published as Andres Molina Enriquez: Mexican Land Reformer of the Revolutionary Era. U Arizona Press
  • Cheryl Jimenez Frei
    ABD. Dissertation: “Shaping and Contesting the Past: Monuments, Memory, and Identity in Buenos Aires, 1811-present”. (expected completion June 2018).