Ph.D.   University of California, Berkeley

            History, 2004


M.A.    University of California, Berkeley

            History, 1998


A.B.     University of California, Berkeley

            Mathematics and History, 1997


A.A.     MiraCosta College, Oceanside, California

            Spanish and German, 1992



Beijing Language and Culture University 北京语言文化大学, China, 2002

Katholische Universität Eichstätt, Germany, 2000-1

            Universität Regensburg, Germany, 2000

            Herder-Institut, Universität Leipzig, Germany, 1997




Salvation and Globalization in the Early Jesuit Missions.  Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, 2008.

“Global Cult of Jesus” and “Global Cult of Mary” [co-authored with Andrew Redden].  In the World History Encyclopedia, Era 6: The First Global Age 1450-1770.  Ed. Alfred J. Andrea and Dane A. Morrison.  Santa Barbara, Calif.: ABC-CLIO, in press [2008].

Making Modernity Work in the Classroom:  A Seminar on the Early-Modern World” [co-authored with Brandon Marriott].  History Compass.  Blackwell Publishing, in press [2007]. URL:

“Faith in Empire: Religious Sources of Legitimacy for Expansionist Early-Modern States.”  In Politics and Reformations: Histories and Reformations: Essays in Honor of Thomas A. Brady, Jr.  Ed. Christopher Ocker, Michael Printy, Peter Starenko, and Peter Wallace.  Studies in Medieval and Reformation Traditions, 127.  Leiden: Brill, in press [2007].  571-87.

“From the Mission to the Classroom: The Global Perspective and the History of Teaching Religion.” World History Bulletin 23 [Focus Issue on “Religion and World History”] (2007): 18-21.

“加拿大的世界史及其导论课的意义(摘要) [World History in Canada and its Implications for the Introductory Survey].”  全球史评论 [Global History Review] 1 (2007): 355-59.

“Merchants, Migrants, Missionaries, and Globalization in the Early-Modern Pacific.”  Journal of Global History 1.1 (2006): 51-58.

“Review of R. Po-chia Hsia, The World of Catholic Renewal, 1540-1770.”  H-HRE, H-Net Reviews. March, 2006.


“Jesuits Missionaries¨ and “Franciscus Eusebius Kino.¨  In Germany and the Americas: Culture, Politics, and History.  Ed. Thomas Adam and Will Kaufman. Transatlantic Relations. Santa Barbara, Calif.: ABC-CLIO, 2005.

“The Early-Modern Jesuit Missions as a Global Movement” (November 16, 2005). UC World History Workshop. Working Papers from the World History Workshop Conference Series. Paper 3.

“World History Textbooks and their Others.”  World History Bulletin 21.1 (2005).

“Early Modern World,” “Mathematics,” and “Portuguese Empire.”  In the Berkshire Encyclopedia of World History.  Ed. Jerry Bentley, David Christian, David Levinson, J. R. McNeill, Heidi Roupp, and Judith Zinsser.  Berkshire Publishing Group: Great Barrington, MA, 2005.

Archival overviews for the Bayerisches Hauptstaatsarchiv, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Historisches Archiv der Stadt Köln, Archivum Monacense Societatis Jesu, Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin, Universitätsbibliothek (Munich), and supplemental biographies for Walta, Van Hamme, Ureman, Trigault, Stumpf, Diestel, Herdtrich, Kirwitzer, Koffler, Monte, Schall, Schreck, and Kastner. In The Ricci 21st Century Roundtable on the History of Christianity in China. Ricci Institute for Chinese-Western Cultural History, San Francisco.

“Catholic Church,” “China,” “Clergy and Anticlericalism,” “Jesuits,” “Mathematics,” and “Missionaries.”  In Renaissance.  Danbury, Conn.: Grollier, 2002.



“Jesus and the Jesuits: Notes on the Structure and Content of the Early-Modern Global Catholic Network.”  Local, Regional, and Global Constructions of Christianity: Religious Communication Networks, 1680-1830.  German Historical Institute, London.  July 13, 2007.

“Universal, Global, World: Thinking with Big Adjectives in the History of Religion.”  World History Association.  Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  June 28, 2007.

“Presentation of the Teaching Dossier for Graduate Students.”  Department of History Colloquium Series, Simon Fraser University. November, 2006.

“Presentation on History.”  English Bridge Program, Simon Fraser University.  October, 2006.

Commentary on panel “Issues in World History in the Early-Modern Period.”  Northwest World History Association.  University of Washington, Seattle.  October, 2006.

“From the Mission to the Classroom:  The Global Perspective and the History of Teaching Religion.”  World History Association.  Long Beach, California.  June, 2006.

The Societatis Iesu as a Global Institution (XVII. – XVIII. Centuries).”  Università degli Studi di Napoli “L'orientale.”  April, 2006.

“World History in Canada and its Implications for the Introductory Survey.” Teaching Global History in Different Countries Conference. Center of Global History, Capital Normal University. Beijing, China. October 13, 2005.

"This World's Prince: Early-modern Catholic Demonology in Africa and Beyond." World History Association. Ifrane, Morocco. June 29, 2005.

"China and Japan in the Mexican Imagination: Globalization and the Early Modern Pacific." Asian Studies Lecture Series. University of the Pacific, Stockton, California. March 1, 2005.

Commentary on Lauren Benton, “Legal Spaces of Empire:  Piracy and the Origins of Ocean Regions."“New Voices in World History¨ Workshop Series.  Department of History, University of British Columbia, Vancouver.  November, 2004.

"Jesuits between Modernity and the Devil." Department of History Colloquium Series, Simon Fraser University. September 30, 2004.

"The Beginnings and Ends of the Early Modern World." Defining and Redefining Early Modern History: Old Paradigms and New Directions. University of California, Berkeley. September 4, 2004.

"Distant Rites: The Jesuit China Mission and its Global Ritual Community." Ritual in the Exchange Between China and the West. Katholieke Universiteit Leuven. June 17, 2004.

"A Student Perspective on the Global Perspective: Reflections on an Undergraduate Seminar on the Early-Modern World." With Chad Denton. Counter-Currents and Mainstreams in World History. Conference of the World History Multi-Campus Research Group. Los Angeles, California. December 7, 2003.

"The Early-Modern Jesuit Missions as a Global Movement." Global Social Movements in World Historical Perspective. Conference of the World History Multi-Campus Research Group. Santa Cruz, California. April 27, 2003.

"The German Indies: Central-European Involvement in the Early Modern Jesuit Missions." Transatlantic Doctoral Seminar on German History in the Early Modern Era. German Historical Institute, Georgetown University. Washington, D.C. April 11-12, 2003.

"Seelen, Seelen muss  ich haben: Central Europe and the Jesuits' Global Sacred Economy." University of California Colloquium on Early Modern Central Europe. Los Angeles. March 2003.

"The Great Wall of Mexico and Other Early Exchanges between China and New Spain." Capitol Normal University 首都范大. Beijing, China. November 21, 2002.

"A 'Cuento Chino': Early-Modern Connections between Mexico and China." Peking University 北京大. Beijing, China. November 19, 2002.

"Roma e il mondo della riforma cattolica / Rome and the World of the Catholic Reformation." Fondazione Lemmermann Colloquio. Rome, Italy. April 22, 2002.


Honours and Grants

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Small Grant, 2007-9

SFU President's Research Grant, 2005-6

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Travel Grant, 2005

World History Association Paper Prize, 2004

Ehrman Chair Fellowship, UC Berkeley, History Department, 2003-4

Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship (East Asia: Advanced Chinese), Summer 2003

Susan G. Katz Graduate Fellowship, 2002-2003

In-Candidacy Fee Offset Grant (ICFOG), 2002

Berkeley Fellowship for Graduate Studies, 2001-2002, 1998-1999

Fondazione Lemmermann Fellowship, Italy, 2002

Fulbright Graduate Fellowship, Germany, 2000-2001

Bavarian State Ministry for Science, Research, and Art Grant, 2000-2001

UC Berkeley, Graduate Division, Course Improvement Grant, 2000

Mellon Pre-Dissertation Research Grant, 1999

Mellon Fellowship in Humanistic Studies, 1997-1998

Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD), Language Grant, 1997

University of California Regents Scholarship, 1993-1997

COMAP Mathematical Contest in Modeling, honorable mention, 1994

MiraCosta College Medal of Honor, 1993

Phi Theta Kappa, chapter charter membership, 1993


Research Experience

Archivum Romanum Societatis Iesu, Rome (Spring 2002, Spring 2006, Spring 2007)

Vatican Library and Secret Archives (Spring 2002, Spring 2006)

Mandeville Special Collections Library, University of California, San Diego (Spring 2003)

Beijing Art Museum of Stone Carvings 北京石刻艺术博物馆 (Fall 2002)

National Library 国家图书馆, Beijing (Fall 2002)

Archivo General de la Nación, Mexico City (Summer 2002)

Archivo Histórico de la Provincia Mexicana de la Compañía de Jésus, Mexico City (Summer 2002)

Biblioteca Nacional de México, Mexico City (Summer 2002)

Historisches Archiv, Cologne (May 2002)

Koninklijke Bibliotheek van België / Bibliothèque royale de Belgique, Belgium (May 2002)

Moravský Zemský Archiv v Brne, Brno, Czech Republic (May 2002)

Státní Ústrední Archiv v Praze, Prague (May 2002)

Archivio della Sancta Congregazione per l’Evangelizzazione dei Populi, Rome (Spring 2002)

Biblioteca Angelica, Rome (Spring 2002)

Biblioteca Casanatense, Rome (Spring 2002)

Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale Vittorio Emanuele II, Rome (Spring 2002)

Biblioteca Nazionale Napoli, Naples (Spring 2002)

Museo Diocesano, Catania (Spring 2002)

Archivo General de Indias, Seville (Fall 2001)

Archivo Histórico Nacional, Madrid (Fall 2001)

Arquivo Histórico Ultramarino, Lisbon (Fall 2001)

Biblioteca da Ajuda, Lisbon (Fall 2001)

Biblioteca Nacional, Madrid (Fall 2001)

Biblioteca Nacional, Secção dos Manuscritos, Lisbon (Fall 2001)

Biblioteca Real del Palacio, Madrid (Fall 2001)

British Library, London (Fall 2001)

Instituto dos Arquivos Nacionais da Torre do Tombo, Lisbon (Fall 2001)

Real Academia de Historia, Madrid (Fall 2001)

Chester Beatty Library, Dublin (Winter 2000-1)

Bayerisches Hauptstaatsarchiv, Munich (Fall 2000, Spring 2001, Summer 2001)

Bayerisches Staatsbibliothek, Munich (Fall 2000, Spring 2001, Summer 2001)

Oberdeutsche Provinz der Gesellschaft Jesu, Munich (Fall 2000, Spring 2001, Summer 2001)

Preußische Staatsbibliothek, Berlin (Fall 2000, Spring 2001, Summer 2001)

Bancroft Library, Berkeley (Spring 1997 to present)