Awards and Publications

  • 2015-18, Connecting Excellence to UC3M (CONEX) Experienced Researcher Fellowship, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (Spain), primary recipient
  • 2015, MOOC Initiative Fund, University of Colorado System, Office of Digital Education and Engagement, primary recipient
  • 2015, Performance Award, Texas Early Music Project’s Convivencia Re-Envisioned: The Three Worlds of Renaissance Spain performance.
  • 2014, University of Colorado President’s Fund for the Humanities award for Virtual Plasencia (Stage Three Development), University of Colorado System, primary recipient
  • 2014, “The Revealing Cooperation and Conflict Project’s Virtual Plasencia”, University of Texas General Libraries Grant, co-primary recipient
  • 2013, UCCS Arts and Humanities Award for “The M3 Project: Mapping Medieval Microcosms in Medieval Spain”, UCCS, primary recipient
  • 2013, Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) Development Award for “The M3 Project: Mapping Medieval Microcosms in Medieval Spain”, UCCS Office of the Provost, primary recipient
  • 2013, Online Course Development Award for HUM 3990: Digital Humanity, UCCS College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences, primary recipient
  • 2012, “Colorado Consortium of Reacting to the Past” Immersive and Game-Based Learning Faculty Challenge Grant, Colorado Community College System, co-primary recipient
  • 2012, “Expressions of Complex Identities: Sephardic Jews, Conversos, and Crypto-Jews (1391-2016)”, Guest Curator Grant, New Mexico History Museum (Santa Fe, NM), primary recipient
  • 2011, The International Institute for Jewish Genealogy (IIJG) and Paul Jacobi Center Research Grant; National Library of Israel, Givat Ram Campus of the Hebrew University, Jerusalem.
  • 2011, Program for Cultural Cooperation Research Grant, Spanish Ministry of Education, Culture, and Sports, Madrid, Spain.
  • 2011, Faculty Assembly Women’s Committee Research Grant, UCCS.
  • 2011, Maurice Amado Faculty Incentive Grant for archival research in La Paz, Bolivia, and Sevilla, Spain (sponsored by UCLA’s Maurice Amado Program in Sephardic Studies and Center for Jewish Studies).
  • 2010, University of Colorado President’s Fund for the Humanities award for the Sephardic Memory and Movement Conference.
  • 2010, University of Colorado Diversity and Excellence Grant award for the Sephardic Memory and Movement Conference.
  • 2008-10, David H. Burton Postdoctoral Fellowship, Saint Joseph’s University (PA).

 

  • Blood, Faith, and Identity: Conversos in Early Modern Spain (book manuscript in peer review and under contract with the University of Notre Dame Press)
  • “Spanish Online Resources for Latin American History.” Accepted for publication in The Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History, edited by William Beezley.
  • “Sephardic Origins and Transformations in the Spanish Extremadura: Project Synopsis and Database User Guide.” Jerusalem: International Institute for Jewish Genealogy and Paul Jacobi Center at the National Library of Israel, 2014.
  • Global Events: Milestone Events Throughout History, Volume 5: Middle East. Farmington Hills: Gale Cengage Learning, 2014. Adviser and co-author.
  • Book Review of Kevin Ingram’s The Conversos and Moriscos in Late Medieval Spain and Beyond, Volume Two: The Morisco Issue. Series: Studies in Medieval and Reformation Traditions: Converso and Morisco Studies (2012). The Medieval Review (forthcoming).
  • “Jews, Catholics, and Conversos: Revealing Cooperation and Conflict in 15th Century Plasencia, Spain.” Unpublished paper presented at St. Louis University (Madrid campus) at Madrid, Spain, November 19, 2013.
  • “Bad Blood: Old Christians, Jews, and Conversos in the Spanish Extremadura.” Invited lecture for the Sephardim, The Jews of Spain: 1492 and Beyond Lecture Series at St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, MN, October 24, 2013.
  • “Jews in Spain? Between Judaism and Catholicism in Spain and Spanish America (1300-1600 c.e.).” Paper presented at the New Mexico Jewish Historical Society Fall 2013 Conference, Taos, NM, October 12, 2013.
  • “A UCCS-SCJS Initiative: Framing the New Mexico History Museum Exhibition on Sephardic and Crypto-Jews.” Unpublished paper presented at the Society for Crypto Judaic Studies 23nd Annual Conference, Colorado Springs, CO, July 29, 2013.
  • “From Community College to Four-Year University: Reinforcing Pathways to Student Success with RTTP.” Pedagogical presentation at Barnard College’s 13th Annual Reacting to the Past Conference, New York, NY, June, 9, 2013.
  • Membership Induction Speech at UCCS Sociedad Nacional Honoraria Hispanica “Sigma Delata Pi”, Colorado Springs, CO, May 2, 2013.
  • “Renaissance Selves: Embracing Complex Notions of Identity in the 21st Century.” Lecture presented at the 2013 UCCS Diversity Summit, April 18, 2013.
  • “Frameworks: Spanish History, Identity, and Converso Historiography.” Unpublished paper presented at the 2013 Association for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies Conference, Albuquerque, NM, April 4, 2013.
  • “Crypto-Jews and Sephardic Studies.” Presentation and workshop at the 2013 Limmud Colorado Conference, Englewood, CO, February 9, 2013.
  • “Convivencia/Co-Existence: Life and Culture in Medieval Spain.” Keynote speaker at Curiosity Unlimited Holiday Luncheon, Colorado Springs, CO, December 14, 2012.
  • “Transcendent Voices: Mysticism, Maria de Maddalena de’ Pazzi, and Early Modern Europe.” Pre-concert lecture and discussion at the Peak Frequency Creative Arts Collective’s messis autumni/autumn harvest, Colorado Springs, CO, October 22, 2012.
  • “Reacting to the Past Faculty Workshop.” Workshop organizer and presenter at University of Colorado-Colorado Springs, September 7, 2012.
  • “Journeys to the Spanish Extremadura: An Indelicate Balance of Identity, Family, and Faith.” Keynote address at the 9th Annual Anousim Conference, El Paso, Texas, August 3, 2012.
  • “Sephardic Origins and Transformations in the Spanish Extremadura: Tracing Jewish and Converso Families on the Eve of the Atlantic Diaspora.” Unpublished paper presented at the Society for Crypto Judaic Studies 22nd Annual Conference, Albuquerque, NM, July 24, 2012.
  • “Trans-Atlantic ‘Hebrew’ and Converso Networks: Conquistadors, Churchmen, and Crypto Jews in the Spanish Extremadura and Colonial Spanish America.” Journal of Spanish, Portuguese, and Italian Crypto-Jews, Volume 4, Spring 2012: 135-166.
  • “Finding Spain’s Identity:  Américo Castro and His Exploration of Convivencia in Medieval Spain.” HaLapid, The Journal of the Society for Crypto-Judaic Studies (SCJS), Spring/Sumer 2012/5772.
  • “Framing a New Museum Exhibition on Sephardic Jews, Conversos, and Crypto-Jews: Collaborative Efforts with the New Mexico History Museum in Santa Fe, New Mexico.” HaLapid, The Journal of the Society for Crypto-Judaic Studies (SCJS), Spring/Sumer 2012/5772.
  • Book Review of Howard J. Erlichman’s Conquest, Tribute, and Trade: the Quest for Precious Metals and the Birth of Globalization (2010), The Sixteenth Century Journal, forthcoming.
  • “Blood, Faith, and Fate: Jews, Conversos, and Old Christians in Early Modern Spain and Colonial Spanish America.” Unpublished paper presented at the Sixteenth Century Society Conference at Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas, October 28, 2011.
  • “Conference Proceedings from the Sephardic Memory and Movement Conference, March 10-11, 2011 at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.” HaLapid, The Journal of the Society for Crypto-Judaic Studies (SCJS), Volume XIX/XX, Issues 2 and 3, Spring/Sumer 2011/5771.
  • “An Introduction to the Sephardim, Conversos, and Crypto-Jews.” Unpublished paper presented at the Sephardic Memory and Movement Conference, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, Colorado, March 10, 2011.
  • Book Review of Fernando González de León’s The Road to Rocroi: Class, Culture, and Command in the Spanish Army of Flanders, 1567-1659 (2009), The Sixteenth Century Journal, Volume XLI, No. 4, Winter 2009: 1162-63.
  • “Disparate Identities, Failures in Unity: The Complicated Social Realm of DoÑa Gracia Mendes Nasi.” HaLapid, The Journal of the Society for Crypto Judaic Studies (SCJS), Volume XVII, Issue 2, Spring 2010.
  • “Finding Tolerance, Accommodation, and Authority: Reflections on Medieval Islamic al-Andalus and Christian Spain.” David H. Burton Postdoctoral Fellowship Lecture, Saint Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, April 21, 2010.
  • “New Archival Evidence on the Family Relations of Luis de Carvajal and his Mexican Inquisitors.” Unpublished paper presented at the Third Annual Crypto-Jewish Symposium, Texas A&M Hillel, College Station, Texas, April 9, 2010.
  • Book Review of J.H. Elliot’s Spain, Europe, and the Wider World, 1500-1700 (2009), The Americas, Volume 66, No. 4, April 2010: 563-564.
  • “Jews, Catholics, and Converts: Reassessing the Resilience of Convivencia in Fifteenth Century Plasencia, Spain.”Journal of Spanish, Portuguese, and Italian Crypto-Jews, Volume 1, Spring 2009: 95-119.
  • “Abraham’s Cathedral: Jewish, Muslim, and Catholic Co-existence in Late Medieval Spain.”
David H. Burton Postdoctoral Fellowship Lecture, Saint Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, April 16, 2009.
  • “Promoting Family Piety and Nobility: Creating Cardinal Juan de Carvajal of Plasencia, Spain 1440s-1470s.” Unpublished paper presented at the Sixteenth Century Society Conference, St. Louis, Missouri, September 23-26, 2008.
  • Book Review of Vincent Barletta’s A Memorandum for the President of the Royal Audiencia and Chancery Court of the City and Kingdom of Granada (2007), The Sixteenth Century Journal, Volume XL, No. 2, Summer 2009: 615.
  • “Before the Collapse of Co-existence: The Collaboration of the Catholic Carvajal Family and the Jewish Ha-Levi Family in the Bishopric of Plasencia, Spain 1400-1440.” HaLapid, The Journal of the Society for Crypto Judaic Studies (SCJS), Volume XIV, Issue 1, Winter 2007. Paper presented at the SCJS 16th Annual Conference, El Paso, TX, August 6-8, 2006.
  • Book Review of John Martin’s Myths of Renaissance Individualism (2004), The Sixteenth Century Journal, Volume XXXVII, No. 1, Spring 2006: 1173-1174.