As a founding member of the Southwest Seminar, a consortium of scholars of colonial Latin America, I help bring together researchers each year in an annual workshop for a critical reading of works-in-progress. Participants receive feedback from a range of scholars, including a distinguished senior discussant, and they have access to editors of top journals and university presses.
In summer 2019, I joined the Andrew W. Mellon Society of Fellows in Critical Bibliography at Rare Book School. At a time when digital media has reconfigured the public’s relationship to text, our understanding of books and their place in our society is of utmost importance.
I work closely with TCU Special Collections on curating the Colonial Spanish America Collection, a rich assortment of books, broadsides, and booklets published by Spanish American presses from the sixteenth to the eighteenth centuries as well as European maps and handwritten books and notarial manuscripts prepared in the New World.