My interest in Spanish history began while participating in the University of Michigan’s Residential College (RC) intensive Spanish language program. After spending a semester at the Universidad de Sevilla with the Michigan-Cornell-Penn study abroad program, I won an award from the RC for the independent study project “La política de división: Acción directa política en Sevilla, enero a julio 1936” that emerged from the research I performed in Seville. In 2010, I graduated from U of M with a double major in history and Spanish and a minor in music (with specializations in musicology and violin performance). That fall, I obtained a Regents Fellowship to begin the University of California- San Diego (UCSD)’s graduate program in modern European history under the direction of Pamela Radcliff. In 2013, I advanced to candidacy with minor fields in early modern Europe and political violence and social theory. During the 2013-14 academic year I conducted the research for my dissertation in Madrid, Spain as a Fulbright Fellow. After completing my Ph.D. in June 2017 with a Harry F. Guggenheim Fellowship, I spent a year as an adjunct professor of humanities at San Diego Miramar College. I am now a visiting assistant professor of humanities at Boğaziçi University in Istanbul, Turkey.
In addition to pursuing my research, I am active in my service to my profession. I have served as the European field group representative to UCSD’s Graduate History Collective. I also present my work and organize panels regularly at conferences, especially those of the Association of Spanish and Portuguese Historical Association. My paper “Guardianes del Honor: Los guardias civiles y la historia de su institución durante la Segunda República,” which I presented at the conference Tiempo para la reflexión: La historiografía sobre la Segunda República española en paz, guerra y exilio, is forthcoming in Revista de Historiografía. I have also published an article on police violence during the recent vote on Catalan independence for the online journal Europenow entitled "Delegitimizing Authority: The First of October and the History of Police Violence in Catalonia."
I enjoy traveling, hiking, camping, cooking, and playing the violin in my spare time.