I am a second-year doctoral student at the College of William and Mary interested in historical memory. Specifically, I explore the role of community archives and spaces in relation to narratives of United States nationalism following the Cold War and its short and long term effects in Latin America. I also research the role of monuments, memorials, and mausoleums in shifting the political and cultural landscapes of regions attempting to commemorate their pasts.
I received my M.A. in History from the College of William and Mary (2020) with my thesis portfolio entitled “Memory as a Tool of Resignation/The Contested Nature of Constructing National Identity” and B.A. in History and Spanish from Duke University (2019), graduating Phi Beta Kappa and Magna Cum Laude. I earned Highest Distinction for my undergraduate double honors thesis “Making Memory Matter: The Asociación para la Recuperación de la Memoria Histórica and Spain’s Efforts to Reclaim the Past.” I am a recipient of the Walter J. Zable Graduate Fellowship and was awarded the Carl J. Strikwerda Award for Excellence at the 2020 William & Mary Graduate Research Symposium.
Please find my curriculum vitae here (last updated November 2020).
Please view my current College of William and Mary page here.
Please see what I am reading here.