Thanks for visiting. I am an Assistant Professor of History at the University of California, Santa Cruz. I teach classes on early modern Europe, history of science and technology, the global drug trade, and world history, and am working on a book, The Age of Intoxication: Origins of the Global Drug Trade, which you can read more about here. As of summer 2018, I am also starting a second book that will explore the misidentification of unfamiliar technologies as magic over the past three centuries.
For an up-to-date curriculum vitae, click here.
PhD in History, 2015
University of Texas at Austin
Postdoctoral fellowship, 2015-17
articles and book chapters
In Winter Quarter, 2019, I will teach at UCSC: