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University of Nebraska Lincoln
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North American West American Legal History Histories of Women, Gender, & Sexuality Histories of Race & Ethnicity Comparative Colonialism and Empires
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Recent Publications

Legal Codes & Talking Trees: Indigenous Women’s Sovereignty in Sonoran and Puget Sound Borderlands, 1854-1946 (Lamar Series in Western History, Yale University Press, 2016). Recipient of the Armitage-Jameson Prize for Best Book in Western Women’s History from the Coalition for Western Women’s History. Honorable Mention for Frances Richardson Keller-Sierra Prize from the Western Association of Women Historians.

“Introduction: Into the Void, or the Musings & Confessions of a Redheaded Stepchild Lost in Western Legal History and Found in the Legal Borderlands of the North American West,” in Beyond the Borders of the Law: Critical Legal Histories of the North American West co-edited by myself and Pablo Mitchell (Lawrence: University of Kansas Press, 2018).

“A Tale of Two Sisters: Family Histories from the Strait Salish Borderlands,” Western Historical Quarterly vol. 47, no. 1 (Spring 2016), 27-49. Recipient of the Jensen-Miller Award for Best Article in Gender History from the Western History Association, 2017

“A Testament to Power: Mary Woolsey and Dolores Rodriguez as Trial Witnesses in Arizona’s Early Statehood,” Journal of Western Legal History vol. 26, no. 1 & 2 (2013), 69-96. Recipient of the Jerome I. Braun Prize for Best Article in Western Legal History, 2012-2013

“ ‘In Family Way’: Guarding Indigenous Women’s Children in Washington Territory,” American Indian Quarterly vol. 37, no. 2 (Spring 2013), 160-177.

“Territorial Bonds: Indenture and Affection in Intercultural Arizona, 1864-1894,” in On the Borders of Love and Power: Families and Kinship in the Intercultural American West, David Wallace Adams and Crista DeLuzio, eds. (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2012), 380-412.

Media Coverage
Country Focus
North American and Pacific West
Expertise by Geography
North America, United States
Expertise by Chronology
5, 8
Expertise by Topic
Gender, Indigenous Peoples, Law, Race, Women