Welcome to my ever-evolving website!
What started out as a place to share my dissertation research with the public has become an archive of my various endeavors in teaching, writing, and research.
I am Assistant Professor of Art History at Colorado State University-Pueblo where I teach undergraduate courses within the department of art to majors and non-majors alike. I am constantly in search of better ways to engage students and improve learning. I am continuing to add new art history courses to the catalog, exploring topics and approaches that are new to me and my students.
I hold a Ph.D. in art history from the University of Delaware and specialize in art and material culture in colonial Ibero-America and the early modern Portuguese world. My current book project examines elite material culture in the city of Mariana, Brazil, during the eighteenth-century gold rush. A former dissertation research fellow at the Winterthur Museum and Library and participant in the 2015 Summer Institute in Technical Art History on Material Movement, my work emphasizes transoceanic exchange, sensory experience, and the significance of materials and techniques.