• “Half Real: Presence and Absence in Mexico’s Juzgado General de Naturales,” Law and History Review 40, no. 3 (2022). (Read here: Link)
  • “Meticulous Imprecision: Calculating Age in Spanish Colonial Law,”  American Historical Review  125:2 (2020): 396–406. (Read here: Meticulous Imprecision AHR )
  • with Yanna Yannakakis, “A Court of Sticks and Branches: Indian Jurisdiction in Colonial Southern Mexico and Beyond,”American Historical Review 124, no. 1 (2019): 28-55 (Read here: AHR)
    • 2020 Jane Burbank Article Prize, American Society for Legal History
    • 2020 Honorable Mention Robert F. Heizer Award, American Society for Ethnohistory
  • “Felipa’s Braid: Women, Culture and the Law in Eighteenth-Century Oaxaca,” Ethnohistory 61, no. 3 (2014): 497-523. (Read here: felipas-braid)
    • 2015 Kimberly Hanger Prize, Latin American Section, Southern Historical Association
  • “Custom Today: Temporality, Law, and Indigenous Enlightenment,” Hispanic American Historical Review 94, no. 3 (2014): 355-79. (Read here:custom-today)
  • “Familiar: Thinking beyond Lineage and across Race in the Spanish Atlantic,” William & Mary Quarterly 70, no. 2 (April 2013): 295-316. (Read here: familiar-wmq)
  • “Quejas ilustradas. Litigios en la historia de España e Hispanoamérica (siglo XVIII),” Memoria y Civilización: Anuario de Historia (Spain) 14 (2011): 155-73. (Read here: quejas-ilustradas)
  • “An Equity against the Law: Slave Rights and Creole Jurisprudence in Spanish America,” Slavery & Abolition 32, no. 4 (2011): 495-51. (Read here:sa-an-equity)
    • 2012 Vanderwood Prize, Conference on Latin American History
  • “Before the Law: Women’s Petitions in the Eighteenth-Century Spanish Empire,” Comparative Studies in Society and History 53, no. 2 (2011): 261-289. (Read here: before-the-law-cssh)
    • 2012 Honorable Mention, Hanger Prize, Latin American Section, Southern Historical Association
  • “An Old Father in a New Tragedy: Fatherhood in the Legal Theater of the 18th-Century Spanish Atlantic,” Clio: A Journal of Literature History and Philosophy of History, 41, no. 1 (2010): 109-130. (Read here: an-old-father-clio)
  • “On Currents and Comparisons: Gender and the Atlantic ‘Turn’ in Spanish America,” History Compass 8, no. 3 (2010): 223-37. (Read here:on-currents)
  • “How Latin America’s History of Childhood Came of Age,” Journal of the History of Childhood and Youth 1, no. 1 (2008): 63-76. (Read here: jhcy-premo)
  • “’Misunderstood Love’: Children and Wet Nurses, Creoles and Kings in Lima’s Enlightenment,” Colonial Latin America Review 14, no. 2 (December 2005): 231-61. (Read here:misunderstood-love)
  • “From the Pockets of Women: The Gendering of the Mita, Migration and Tribute in Colonial Chucuito, Peru,” The Americas 5, no.1 (2000): 63-94. (Read here: from-the-pockets)
    • 2001 Antonine Tibesar Prize, Conference on Latin American History
  • “Pena y protección: Delincuencia juvenil y minoridad legal en Lima, siglo XVIII,” Histórica (Lima, Peru) 24, no. 1 (2000): 85-120.(Read here: pena-historica)
  • “Recreating Identity: Sports on the Arizona-Sonora Border, 1880-1930,” Studies in Latin American Popular Culture 16 (1997): 31-52.


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