Summer Graduate Writing Bootcamp: What, How, and Why

For graduate students, summers are a time to get stuff done. Summer is a time to read, think, research, and write; to begin new projects and work on/complete existing projects. Over the years, I've participated in many writing groups. I've done Wendy Belcher's Journal Article in 12 Weeks. I've tried other methods of writing productivity … Continue reading Summer Graduate Writing Bootcamp: What, How, and Why

A Historian’s Guide to Researching and Archiving – How to Search (part 2)

Many moons ago, I introduced a new series, entitled "A Historian's Guide to Researching and Archiving," on my blog. This is part two of that series. In this post, I focus on the nuances of effective search techniques and strategies for library and archive websites. While these posts are intended for advanced research and target … Continue reading A Historian’s Guide to Researching and Archiving – How to Search (part 2)

#LASA2018 CFP & Panelist Query

The Latin American Studies Association recently announced the Call for Papers for the 2018 conference that will be held in Barcelona, España. Here's a link to the call for papers. Proposals are due September 7, 2017, 5 pm EDT. I'm interested in putting together a thematic panel centered on student activism and education in Latin … Continue reading #LASA2018 CFP & Panelist Query

Follow My Fulbright Journey

Note: This is not an official U.S. Department of State website, and the views and information presented are my own and do not represent the Fulbright Program or the Department of State. In March, I received notice that I was selected as a finalist for the study/research Fulbright program. During the 2017-18 academic year, I … Continue reading Follow My Fulbright Journey

Developing an Online History Class

In my department, candidates are given the opportunity to teach summer and winter session classes. I was selected to teach HIST/GWS/LAS 469 - Gender and Sexuality in Latin America during term II this summer. Teaching this class will allow me to develop and enact a syllabus for an online upperlevel history class. One of my … Continue reading Developing an Online History Class

A Historian’s Guide to Researching and Archiving (Series Introduction)

A few weeks ago, a UA professor asked me to come speak to his qualitative research methods class, a requirement for first-year students in the LAS MA program. I spent an entire weekend compiling all of the research tips and tricks I've learned in my graduate studies. Many of these techniques are self-taught, but I … Continue reading A Historian’s Guide to Researching and Archiving (Series Introduction)