B.A., Duke University
Ph.D., Stanford University
Latin America: Mexico, late colonial and nineteenth century, women, church, social and economic
Rebellious Nuns: The Troubled History of a Mexican Convent, 1752-1863. New York: Oxford University Press, 2006.
"Convent Reform, Catholic Reform, and Bourbon Reform: The View from the Nunnery," in Hispanic American Historical Review, Feb. 2005.
Wealth and Power in Provincial Mexico: Michoacan from the Late Colony to the Revolution. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1999.
"Reassessing the Prospects for Profit and Productivity in Nineteenth-Century Mexico," in Stephen Haber, ed., How Latin America Fell Behind. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1997.
"The Contours of the Post-1810 Depression in Mexico: A Reappraisal from a Regional Perspective," Latin American Research Review 27:2, Spring 1992.
"The Management of Church Property in Michoacan, Mexico, 1810-1856: Economic Motivations and Political Implications," Journal of Latin American Studies, October 1990.