Sonne Chair in Latin American History
Having completed Catholic Women and Mexican Politics, which will be published by Princeton University Press in January 2023, I have begun a new project tentatively entitled "Gender and the Liberal City in Nineteenth-Century Mexico." It will examine both the impact of liberal politics and the absorption (or not) of liberal culture in Morelia, Mexico City, and Guadalajara.
- Late colonial and nineteenth century
Books and Recent Articles
Catholic Women and Mexican Politics, 1750-1940. Princeton University Press, 2023.
Rebellious Nuns: The Troubled History of a Mexican Convent, 1752-1863. Oxford University Press, 2006.
Wealth and Power in Provincial Mexico: Michoacan from the Late Colony to the Revolution. Stanford University Press, 1999.
"Talking Back: Nuns, Beatas, and Colegialas Invoke Rights and Constitutional Principles in Late Colonial and Nineteenth-Century Mexico," Colonial Latin American Review, March 2020.
“Culture Wars in the Trenches? Public Schools and Catholic Education in Mexico, 1867-1897,” Hispanic American Historical Review, November 2017.
"The Catholic Church and the Ladies of the Vela Perpetua: Gender and Devotional Change in Nineteenth-Century Mexico," in Past & Present, Nov. 2013.