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    PhD, History, University of California, Santa Barbara [In Progress]. Dissertation: “Black Communities in Sixteenth-Century Valencia, 1500-1550.”

    MA, History, University of New Mexico, 2014. Thesis: “Monsters at the End of Time: Gog and Magog and Ethnic Difference in the Catalan Atlas (1375).”

    B.A., History and English Literature, University of California, Irvine, 2012.


    “The Other Early Modern Pandemic: Slavery, Colonialism, and the Novel Coronavirus,” Sixteenth Century Journal 51, no. S1 (2020) [Forthcoming]

    Review of To Live Like a Moor: Christian Perceptions of Muslim Identity in Medieval and Early Modern Spain by Olivia Remie Constable, in Reading Religion: A Publication of the American Academy of Religion (2019).

    “Miracles and Monsters: Gog and Magog, Alexander the Great, and Antichrist in the Apocalypse of the Catalan Atlas (1375),” in Holy Monsters, Sacred Grotesques: Monstrosity and Religion in Europe and the United States, ed. Michael E. Heyes (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2018).

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