associate professor, history of the wider world
Department of History
Centre for the Comparative Study of Muslim Societies and Cultures
Simon Fraser University
M.A., Ph.D., History, University of California, Berkeley
A.B. (honors), History and Mathematics, University of California, Berkeley
A.A., Spanish and German, MiraCosta College
early-modern Portugal and Spain and their wider world (ca. 1400 to 1800)
globalization and modernity
Christianity and Islam, inter-religious relations
pacifism, visual arts, canon and criticism
mission, women, knowledge networks, empire
primary publications◊ "The Unbelieved and Historians, Part I: A Challenge," History Compass 14 (2016): 594-602, with Kyle Jackson, Brandon Marriott, Andrew Redden, and Karin Velez.
◊ "The Geographies and Methodologies of Religion in the Journal of Early Modern History," Journal of Early Modern History 20 (2016): 545-58.
◊ "Language, Belief, Knowledge, " The Cambridge History of the World, vol. 1, ed. D. Christian (Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2015), 132-64.
◊ "It's a Small World After All" website on Europe and its world in the historical profession
◊ Salvation and Globalization in the Early Jesuit Missions. Cambridge University Press, 2008.
winner, Canadian Historical Association, Wallace K. Ferguson Prize
winner, World History Association, Graduate Paper Prize (Chapter 10, "The Jesuit Spiritual Economy")
◊ "Exploring Periodization in the Classroom," co-authored with B. Marriott, History Compass 6 (2008): 1368-81.
◊ "Faith in Empire: Religious Sources of Legitimacy for Expansionist Early-Modern States," in Politics and Reformations: Communities, Polities, Nations, and Empires: Essays in Honor of Thomas A. Brady, Jr., ed. C. Ocker, M. Printy, P. Starenko, and P. Wallace (Leiden: Brill, 2007), 571-87.
◊ "Merchants, Migrants, Missionaries, and Globalization in the Early-Modern Pacific," Journal of Global History 1.1 (2006): 51-58.
painting by K. Jackson, webpage design by G. Sebastianelli