- Fellowship year:2009-2010
- University: University of Wisconsin - Madison
- Dissertation Topic/Category: United States
- Dissertation Title: Diseased Empires: Health, Healing, and Race in Texas, 1780-1861
This dissertation explores the illnesses that Texas inhabitants confronted and the healing practices they used to combat them. It places health at the center of a study that examines the intersection of Native American, African American, Ethnic Mexican, and Anglo American everyday cultural practices with empire, border formation, and race relations.