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ABOUT

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I am a PhD candidate in History at the University of California, Berkeley, with a Designated Emphasis in Science and Technology Studies, and a Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellow. My doctoral work brings together indigenous, legal, and cartographic histories to study land tenure regimes across contested indigenous territories in eighteenth and nineteenth century North America. My dissertation compares the conditions of possibility created by imperial sovereignty transitions for indigenous proprietors in Quebec, Louisiana, and California. I am broadly interested in the History of Cartography, the Atlantic and Pacific worlds, Borderlands, Native American and Indigenous Studies (NAIS), and Science and Technology Studies (STS). My work has been supported by the American Society for Legal History, the Huntington Library, the American Philosophical Society, the Harvard Economic History Project, the Center for Canadian Studies at the University of California, Berkeley, and the Social Sciences and Research Council of Canada, among others. I live and work in the San Francisco Bay Area, on Ramaytush and Chochenyo Ohlone lands.