Personal Statement:

I study forms of local organization, socio-racial markers and identity formation in early-modern Spanish-America. I am particularly interested in analyzing how corporate identities, e.g. religious confraternities and guilds, served as mechanisms through which mixed-race and African-descent individuals obtained social and economic benefits.

Selected Publications:

“Purchasing the Status: Religious Confraternities in Late-Colonial Venezuela.” CONCEPT, Vol. XXXIX (2016): 1-24.