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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
19th century, 20th century
Expertise by Topic
Gender, Indigenous Peoples, Law, Race, Women