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Butler University
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U.S. and the world, Latin America, Colombia, urban history
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About Me

I am a historian of the Americas, with a focus on the modern social and political history of the United States and Colombia. My research examines international development projects that took architectural forms in Latin America during the Cold War period. These included U.S.-funded airport, road, housing, university, and urban planning projects in Colombia’s major cities during a time of rapid urbanization in the 1950s and 1960s. I am also interested in social movements and have written about anti-imperial architecture students during the early 1970s in Colombia as well as contemporary protest movements across the Americas, focusing on student and youth activists in Colombia. I am an editor of Age of Revolutions.

Recent Publications

A Celestial Doctrine: James Turrell, Art, and Technology in Cold War Los Angeles,” Journal of American Studies, First View (March 29, 2022): 1–26.

“Bogotá Utopic: Urban Planning & Public Order in the Building of Colombia, 1948–1953,” Comparativ 30, no. 1/2 (2020): 87–110.

“‘La Esperanza de América Latina’: The Ongoing Student Revolution in Colombia,” Age of Revolutions (Oct. 2020).

“Colombia’s National Protests Show that Infrastructure, Too, Is Politics,” NACLA (Dec. 2019).

Media Coverage
Country Focus
United States, Colombia
Expertise by Geography
Latin America, United States
Expertise by Chronology
20th century
Expertise by Topic
Art & Architectural History, Diplomacy, Politics, Public History, Rebellion & Revolution, Urban History