I use the lens of settler colonialism (and critiques of it), racial and gender formations, and nationalism to interrogate cross cultural alliances, contingent Americanization, and Indigenous survivance in place-based historical studies of the American West, Pacific Northwest, and Columbia River Basin. My scholarship is grounded in     

  • Interdisciplinarity.

  • Community-based research methods that center community-guided inquiry and research return.

  • Collaborative inclusion of undergraduate and graduate level scholars in support of their intellectual journeys.

In the recognition that scholarship is never neutral, I seek to surface and challenge systematic oppression and its denial.