About Me

I am a Ph.D. candidate in the Religion and Culture concentration in the department of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Situated broadly between competing transatlantic discourses on maternal labor, my work examines the utility of milk and blood in medieval and early modern Iberian and Andean discourses on religious identity. Rather than taking the multi-confessional landscape of early modern Iberia and colonial Latin America as data in itself, I focus on the connection between the social utility of narratives about body fluids and expectations/extractions of maternal labor on both sides of the Atlantic. My project relies on an interdisciplinary approach that draws on my training in Religious Studies, History, Anthropology, and Spanish literature. As a Foremothers Fellow, my archival research in Sevilla is funded by the Society for Medieval Feminist Scholarship.

I have ongoing teaching experience as an instructor, guest lecturer, graduate research consultant, and graduate teaching assistant in addition to my previous work as a research fellow at the Center for the Study of Religion and the City as a digital archive research assistant.