I am a PhD candidate in the History Department at Duke University, where I work on the history of science and medicine in Latin America. My dissertation, "Laboratories of Consent: Vaccine Science in the Spanish Atlantic World, 1779-1840" considers how smallpox vaccination, medical experimentation, and slavery in Mexico and the Caribbean created a new but fractured culture of medical consent in the nineteenth century. My broader research interests include the history of medicine and science; race and indigeneity; slavery and emancipation; and feminist and postcolonial studies.
I am passionate about teaching and mentorship and teach courses on Race and Science, Gender and Health, Medicine and Empire, Afro-Latin America, and colonial and modern Latin America and the Caribbean.
I am a member of the Duke Digital History Working Group, a digital humanities scholar, and a co-founder of Duke HAW! (Historians are Writers), a group first started at Cornell by graduate students committed to thinking deeply about creative writing in the world of academia and beyond.