I am a PhD Candidate studying health and healing in the modern world. My dissertation, "Medicine for Generations: Healing Work in Kiowa Communities, 1875-1934," argues that Kiowas, members of a Great Plains tribal nation, used both Indigenous and Western healing practices to sustain and reconstitute their communities through this era of settler occupation. My primary advisor is Margaret Humphreys.
I am currently the Co-Chair of the History Graduate Student Association.
Current Research Interests
- Gilded Age and Progressive Era United States
- Kiowa and Indigenous Studies
- Cross-cultural medical encounters
- Infectious disease
- Federal Indian Law and Policy
- Spatial history and historical geography
Current Appointments & Affiliations
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