Academic work

Below is a brief summary of my academic background, scholarly publications, and a link to a Soundcloud recording of a recent seminar presentation.


 PhD, History, Peterhouse, University of Cambridge. Thesis title: ‘The Impact of the Haitian Revolution on the Hispanic Caribbean c. 1791-1830’.

MA History (Imperialism and Post-Colonial Societies), Birkbeck College, University of London. My dissertation examined the War of Reconquest 1808-09 in Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic).

 ABJ Journalism (cum laude), University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia.

Book chapters, articles & reviews

Book review: ‘Corruption in the Iberian Empires: Greed, Custom, and Colonial Networks,’ The Americas, 75:1, Jan 2018, pp. 201-202.

‘Fear and the spectre of Haiti in the Spanish Caribbean, 1820-22’ in G Paquette and M Brown (eds) Connections After Colonialism: The Reconfiguration of the Relations Between Europe and Latin America in the 1820s (University of Alabama, 2012).

‘Rebelión y miedo en Santiago de Cuba en el siglo XIX’ in Memorias de los Nuevos Talleres de Estudios Regionales y Locales (Urbanos), (Santa Clara, Cuba, 2010).

Book review: ‘Slaves, Subjects, and Subversives: Blacks in Colonial Latin America’, Atlantic Studies, 5:3, 2008, 403-404.

Talks & seminar papers

Hear my most recent paper, ‘Cuba is already ours’: Annexationists, filibusterers, and the United States’ struggle to buy Cuba, c. 1820-1898, which I presented in March 2017 at the the UCL Institute of the Americas Caribbean seminar