My research interests are in Native American History, especially federal boarding schools and the long-term effects of assimilation and "civilization." I am focusing on carceral aspects within Sherman Institute, the last of the federal off-reservation boarding schools, located in Riverside, California. I am an enrolled tribal member of the Chickasaw Nation in Oklahoma.
Professors Clifford E. Trafzer (Chair), Rebecca Kugel, Catherine Gudis, Molly McGarry, Robert Perez
Chickasaw Foundation Award for Academic Achievement, 2018
UCR History Department Research and Travel Award, 2018, 2019