B.A., 1999, History and Political Science (minor in Spanish), Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Michigan
HIS 201 An Introduction to Historical Studies
HIS 220 European History I: Ancient and Medieval
HIS 221 European History II: 1500 – 1815
HIS 222 European History III: 1815 – Present
HIS 300 Special Surveys: Ancient Greece and Rome
HIS 300 Special Surveys: The Crusades
HIS 300 Special Surveys: Colonial Latin America
HIS 300 Special Surveys: History of Spain
HIS 401 Selected Themes in History: The De-Christianization of Europe
HIS 422 History and Theory
HIS 493 Internship at Beaver Area Heritage Museum
HUM 103 Invitation to the Humanities
HUM 203 Making the West
SPA 315 Latin American Culture
Guest Lecturer for Church History in the Bible Department
2013—“Sacred Shrines and Profane Parishes: Diverging Conceptions of Catholicism in 18th-century Barcelona”
Panel presentation for “Sacred Spaces and Spirituality in the Long Eighteenth Century” at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Cleveland, OH, April 4-7.
2011—“Sacred Shrines and Profane Parishes: Diverging Conceptions of Catholicism in 18th-century Barcelona” presented at the 125th Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association in Boston, MA 6-9 January 2011. Was also the AHA panel coordinator for “Sacred Peripheries in the Early Modern Catholic World” on 7 Jan 2011.
2010—“El regalismo borbónico y la importación del galicanismo: El camino político hacia una religión estatal en la España del siglo XVIII” presented at an international colloquium on “Religião e política no mundo português (sécs. XVI-XIX). 250 anos da ruptura diplomática entre Portugal e Roma." in Salvador, Brazil, 8-10 Sept 2010.
“Luces por la Fe: The Cause of Catholic Enlightenment in Eighteenth-Century Spain”presented at both the annual meeting of the American Catholic Historical Organization in New York City 2-4 January 2009 and at the 40th annual meeting of the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies in Richmond, VA 25-28 March 2009.
“Enlightened Absolutism and New Frontiers for Political Authority: Building towards a State Religion in Eighteenth-Century Spain” presented at “The Limits of Empire in the Early Modern World”, A Conference in Honor of Geoffrey Parker, 26-28 February 2009, The Ohio State University.
Roundtable participation in “Print Culture in the Hispanic Eighteenth-Century: A Transatlantic Celebration of Thirty Years of Dieciocho.” A session sponsored by Ibero-American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, organized to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the founding of Dieciocho, the journal devoted to eighteenth-century studies in the Hispanic World and published by the University of Virginia under the editorship of Prof. David Gies. Held at the 39th annual meeting of the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies in Portland, Oregon, 27-30 March 2008.
“Celebrating the Past for the Sake of the Future: Classical Republicanism and Climent′s Pastoral Instruction of 26 March 1769, a Document of Enlightenment within the Catholic Church” presented at the 39th annual meeting of the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies in Portland, Oregon, 27-30 March 2008.
Review of Empires of the Atlantic World: Britain and Spain in America, 1492-1830, by J.H. Elliott, in Atlantic Studies, Vol. 5, Issue 1, 2008.
“Eighteenth-Century Reflections on Tridentine Reform: Grass-Roots Resistance To Reform Catholicism in the Diocese of Barcelona” presented at the 38th Annual Meeting of the Society for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies in Miami, Florida, 2007.
“Fiestas and Fervor: Catholic Reform and Enlightenment in Barcelona, 1766-1775” presented at the 37th Annual Meeting of the Society for Spanishand Portuguese Historical Studies in Lexington, Kentucky, 2006.
“La teatralidad en la evangelización franciscana: un estudio del uso de performance en la Relación y conçudio de Hernán Gallegos.” Institute for Latin American Studies of the University of Texas at Austin. 2004.
“Piety and Enlightenment in an Harmonious Relationship: JosepCliment i Avinent, Bishop of Barcelona, 1766-1775,” presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for the Sociology of Religion in Chicago, Illinois, 2002.
“Piedad e ilustración en relación armónica. Josep Climent i Avinent, obispo de Barcelona, 1766-1775.” Manuscrits. Revista d'Història Moderna, 2002, núm. 20, pp 91-109.
“Power, Religiosity, and Sexuality in Medieval Spain.” Book review of Cecilia Lagunas′s Abadesas y Clérigos in The Journal of Women′s History 14, no. 3 (Fall 2002), pp 166-7.
“El discurso de la hagiografía: la representación de 'santos' y 'mártires' en la Nueva Corónica y Buen Gobierno de Felipe Guaman Poma de Ayala,” presented at the "Eleventh Colloquium on Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literatures and Romance Linguistics" at the University of Texas at Austin, 2001.
Chair for conference panel entitled “Social Studies of Jansenism in 18th-Century France.” For In the Shadow of Enlightenment: Religion, Reform, and Revolution in the Age of Unigenitus. A Conference in Honor of Dale K. Van Kley held in Chicago, IL (October 9-10, 2015).
Peer-reviewer for journals and presses for books and articles related to topics such as 18th-century Spain, Catholic Enlightenment, or Spanish Enlightenment.
Awards and Distinctions
2008—Geneva College Faculty Research Fellowship
2006—Geneva College Faculty Summer Research Grant
2004-2005—Presidential Fellowship from Ohio State University
2004—College of Humanities Summer Research Award, Ohio State University
2002-2003, summer 2004—Fulbright Grant for research in Spain
2002—John C. Rule Travel Grant for European History Research
2002—Ohio State University Office of International Affairs Student Travel Grant
2002—Edward F. Hayes Graduate Research Forum; Second-place presentation in the Humanities division for presenting “Piety and Enlightenment in an Harmonious Relationship: Joseph Climent i Avinent, Bishop of Barcelona, 1766-1775”. (Prize money of $200 for excellence in presentation of research.)
2001—Tinker Foundation Research Travel Grant
2000—Phyllis Krumm Memorial Fellowship (for pre-dissertation research in Spain)
1998—selected by the Pew Foundation to participate in the Pew Younger Scholars' Summer Seminar.
1998—Van Dellen Memorial Scholarship from the Political Science Department of Calvin College
1995-1999—The Calvin College Presidential Scholarship
Affiliations, e.g., membership in professional organizations, etc.
2007-present—American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
2007-present—Ibero-American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
2006-present—Society of Pre-Modern Spanish Historians
2004-present—American Historical Association
2001-present—Society for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies
Miscellaneous, e.g., hobbies, sports, personal info, etc.
Language skills: Spanish (fluent reader, writer, and speaker), French (intermediate level), Catalan (intermediate level)
Field Methods of Archaeology (on-site experience in Israel)