I am an interdisciplinary and transnational historian. My current and former research projects focus on Mexican, Latin American, LGBTQ+, and Indigenous history.
The projects listed below include complete and in-progress digital exhibitions that focus on LGBTQ+ history, visual culture, and Indigenous history.
Mapping Foolscap: Gay Oral Histories, 1981-1987
Digital Exhibition co-created with Zohar Freeman (2017)
This digital exhibition draws on oral histories collected by John Grube and Lionel Collier between 1981 and 1987 to locate places where gay men gathered, cruised, and socialized in Toronto through the 1940s to the late 1960s. Zohar Freeman and myself created this exhibit in collaboration with the LGBTQ Oral History Digital Collaboratory, directed by Dr. Elspeth Brown, and The Arquives: Canada's LGBTQ2+ Archives.
Mexican Popular Presses
Digital Exhibition co-curated with David Fernández at the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library
(Forthcoming May 2023)
This digital exhibition examines how popular presses in modern Mexico engaged with and contested official discourses of Mexican identity and nationhood through a rich visual culture that drew on colonial and post-colonial imaginaries. The prime materials of the exhibit also showcase how these representations of the Mexican nation were informed by gender stereotypes, ideas of race, and sexual norms.
Topographies of the Indigenous Afterlife
This digital exhibition explores Indigenous stories, myths, and legends about death and the afterlife across the Americas through an analysis of colonial sources, ethnographies, oral traditions, material culture, and visual records. The exhibition offers a set of digital maps that locate these narratives across the Americas and allow the user to group stories, myths, and legends into categories based on the features they share or the contexts in which they were recorded.