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- WA Washington
- Gonzaga University
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- Gypsies (Roma), Race, Ethnicity, Culture, Colonial America, Nationalism, Louisiana
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- About Me
I am a historian of colonial North America and the early United States. I am interested in cultural encounters on the North American continent, and the formation of race, ethnicity and national identity. I have particular expertise on Louisiana and the colonial Gulf South, early American nationalism, as well as the Gypsy (Roma) diasporas. My Ph.D. is from Marquette University and I have taught at Gonzaga University since 2009.
- Recent Publications
“Contextualizing American Gypsies: Experiencing Criminality in the Colonial Chesapeake.” Maryland Historical Magazine (Forthcoming 2018).
“‘An Egiptian and noe Xtian Woman’: Gypsy Identity and Race Law in Early America.” Journal of Gypsy Studies 1 (2017): 5-15.
Sounds American: National Identity and the Music Cultures of the Lower Mississippi River Valley, 1800-1860. Athens: The University of Georgia Press, 2011.
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- Country Focus
- North America/United States
- Expertise by Geography
- Atlantic, North America, United States
- Expertise by Chronology
- 18th century, 19th century, Early Modern
- Expertise by Topic
- American Founding Era, Colonialism, Indigenous Peoples, Local & Regional, Migration & Immigration, Race, Slavery