Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” bill and the likely decision to overturn Roe v. Wade are shaped by the histories of bodily autonomy as well as parental rights.
The End of Roe? A Historian Interprets the Alito Draft
Justice Alito's draft decision, poised to overturn Roe v. Wade, stands to drastically curtail women's rights and reveals a broader and alarming rejection of professional and academic expertise in shaping the rights of American citizens.
Gaming the Past – Syllabus
Gaming the Past is intended to introduce students to the concept of historical games as both a pedagogical tool and a primary document to be analyzed. Students read current theory on gaming in education, historical games and their connection to popular culture and public memory formation, and finally design their own education simulation.
Reproductive Health, Justice, and Politics in American History – Syllabus
This upper division course examines American history from a historical and structural perspective to understand how reproduction and reproductive rights intersect with hierarchies of power.
The History of Your Life: The United States since 2000—Syllabus
This course explores the history of the United States since 2000. It pays particular attention to the historical developments that have shaped students’ lives—the global “war on terror,” widening income and wealth inequality, the explosion of the Internet and social media, and intensifying battles over immigration and national and cultural identity.
Natural Disasters in the Americas — Syllabus
This course explores natural disasters across North and South America. It focuses on student-driven learning through assignments like show-and-tell about a primary source. The course asks questions like what isn’t natural about a natural disaster.
Teaching (amid a) White Backlash
White conservatives use vigilante violence and state suppressionist "backlash" tactics to undermine movements for equality. Together, we can stop them.
White Backlash and the American State – Syllabus
This syllabus, "White Backlash and the American State," examines the relationship between white vigilantism, state violence, and the American state.
Proposal for Public Site of History (Museum Exhibit or Monument) – Assignment
This assignment is the final project for Mexican American History Since 1848. It tasks students with choosing a single topic from the course they think ought to be shared with the public (as a museum exhibit or monument), and using the historical literacy skills they developed during the semester to describe the topic and its significance to society.
HIST 4527: Mexican American History since 1848 – Syllabus
This course explores the history of Mexican-descent people in the United States since 1848. It gives particular attention to how the story of Mexican America appears in public sites of historical memory in the nation, and tasks students with developing a proposal for a museum exhibit or monument on a topic in Mexican American history.