Greetings! I'm an assistant professor of history in the land of enchantment at the University of New Mexico.
Most of my current projects attempt (1) to use new digital research methodologies to provide new historical perspectives through unusual combinations of historical data at scale, and (2) to use new media technologies to make history more engaging and accessible to a broad public.
As a historian of medicine and science, I study the confluence of medicine and natural philosophy in the medieval and early modern periods. I'm also interested in the circulation and diffusion of medical knowledge in the late Middle Ages.
My poison manuscript presents a new history of pre-modern toxicology based on how physicians discussed the nature of poison in medical literature from 1200-1600, especially its relationship to medicine, plague, contagion, and disease.
At UNM, I teach courses in the digital humanities and on various topics in the history of medicine and science.