Historian – Educator – Author
I am an award-winning educator and historian who is unafraid to teach “hard history.” As an author, scholar and mentor to students, I believe the past can nurture community in the present and build a better future for us all.
— and when I’m not working with students and primary sources, I enjoy the company of giant fluffy dogs. 🦴
What does a Native woman impoverished laundress & abuse survivor have to say about US expansion & economic advance? It turns out, a lot.
What was initially a grad paper on Sarah Winnemucca’s brilliant theorizing about rape as a weapon of settler colonialism has now become a labor of love on the history of rape.
While previous historians have explained how land reform was legalized and exploited, I shift focus to the resilience of the people targeted.