I hold a Ph.D. in Atlantic History from Florida International University and an M.A. in Anthropology from Florida Atlantic University. I am interested in how history and archaeology can inform us about the past, and the ways that specialized sub-disciplines, such as ethnohistory and bioarchaeology, can contribute to that understanding.
In-progress Monograph Project:
- “Rich from the Sea”: Indigenous Wrecking and the Rise of Florida’s Ais Native Americans in the Atlantic World, A.D. 1200-1711.
- “‘Intend Rather the Pillaging the Spanish Wrecks’: Caribbean Buccaneers, North American Salvagers, Florida Native Americans, and the Atlantic Consequences of the Late Seventeenth-century Treasure Hunting Boom.”
- “‘They Had Come 20 Leagues This Way’: The Spanish Garrison of Puerto del Socorro and Santa Lucía, and the Ais, Jeaga, Jobe, Guacata, and Santa Lucía Native Americans.”
- “‘Treasure more Valued than Pearls, Silver, and Gold’: Florida Native American-European Ambergris Trade in the Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-century Atlantic World.”
- “‘Hid the Town from the Sea’: Spanish Attacks, Buccaneer Raids, Indigenous Wrecking, and Ais Towns, 1565-1696.” The Florida Anthropologist 75 (June 2022): 139-152.
- “‘Recovered amber…at the cost of my royal estate’: Ambergris, Florida Governors, and the Spanish Crown, 1592-1657.” The Latin Americanist Annals Issue 66 (March 2022): 65-80. http://doi.org/10.1353/tla.2022.0005
- “Bibliography of Human Skeletal Remains Curated by Florida Atlantic University: Rediscovered Osteological Materials and an Updated Accounting of Research.” The Florida Anthropologist 71 (May 2019): 77-92. https://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00027829/00243/images/24
- “A Translation History of Fontaneda.” Florida Historical Quarterly 89 (Fall 2010): 210-251. https://www.jstor.org/stable/29765167
- “A Preliminary Review and Bibliography of Human Skeletal Remains Curated by the Palm Beach Museum of Natural History.” The Florida Anthropologist 60 (March 2007): 39-49.
- “Edmond A. Boudreaux III, Maureen Meyers, Jay K. Johnson, eds., Contact, Colonialism, and Native Communities in the Southeastern United States.” H-Net Reviews (2021).
- “Robert Woods Sayre, Modernity and Its Other: The Encounter with North American Indians in the Eighteenth Century.” H-Net Reviews (2020). http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=54618
- “David Arbesú, ed. and trans., Pedro Menéndez de Avilés and the Conquest of Florida: A New Manuscript.” H-Florida, H-Net Reviews (2018). http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=49860
- “Rebecca M. Kluchin, Fit to Be Tied: Sterilization and Reproductive Rights in America: 1950-1980.” UCLA Historical Journal 26 (2015): 55-57. https://escholarship.org/uc/item/2r83m4cb
- “Julian Granberry, The Calusa: Linguistic and Cultural Origins and Relationships.” Florida Historical Quarterly 91 (Spring 2013): 584-586. https://www.jstor.org/stable/43487533