- The Enlightenment on Trial: Ordinary Litigants and Colonialism in the Spanish Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 2017.
- Raising an Empire: Children in Early Modern Iberia and Colonial Latin America, edited with Ondina González. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2007.
- Children of the Father King: Youth, Authority and Legal Minority in Colonial Lima. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2005.(Spanish version under contract with Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, forthcoming)
- “Meticulous Imprecision: Calculating Age in Spanish Colonial Law,” American Historical Review 125:2 (April 2020): 396–406. (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)
- “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.
- “Lo extrajudicial: Between Court and Community in the Spanish Empire.” In The Uses of Justice in the Early Modern World, edited by Cornelis Jaco Zuijderduijn, MPC van der Heijden, and Griet Versmeech, 183-197. New York: Routledge Press, 2019.
- “As If She Were My Own: Love, Mastery and Freedom in the Slave Regime of Colonial Peru.” In Daina Berry and Leslie Harris, eds. Sexuality and Slavery: Reclaiming Intimate Histories in the Americas. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2018. pdf
- “The Maidens, the Monks and their Mothers: Patriarchal Authority and Holy Vows in Colonial Lima, 1650-1715.” In Lisa Vollendorf and Danna Kostroun, Editors, Women and Religion in the Atlantic World (1600-1800), 275-301. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2009.
- A different analytical version of the above chapter appeared as “Estado de miedo: Edad, género, y autoridad en las cortes eclesiásticas de Lima, siglo XVII.” In María Emma Mannarelli and Pablo Rodríguez, Coordinadores, Historia de la infancia en América Latina, 187-211. Bogotá: Universidad Externado de Colombia, 2007.
- “Conclusion: The Little Hiders and Other Reflections on the History of Children in Imperial Iberoamerica.” In González and Premo, Raising and Empire. 238-247.
- “El modo de mi educación: Educación como discurso de madres, fines del virreinato peruano.” In Scarlet O’Phelan Godoy and Margarita Zegarra, Editors, Mujeres, Familia y Sociedad en la Historia de América Latina, Siglos XVIII-XX1, 593-609. Lima: Instituto Riva Agüero, 2006.
- “Minor Offenses: Youth, Crime and Law in Eighteenth-Century Lima.” In Tobias Hecht, Editor, Minor Omissions: Children in Latin American History, 114-138. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press. 2002.
- Guest Editor, “Documented: The Colonial Archive and the Future of the Americas,” Hemisphere: A Magazine of the Americas 27 (Winter 2018)
- “Legal Writing, Civil Litigation and Historical Agency in the Spanish Imperial World,” in Kenneth Mills, ed. The Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History: Spanish Empire.(Read here: Legal Agents)
- “The List: What Students Need to Know about Federally Funded Historical Research.” In The Feedback Loop: Historians Talk about the Links between Research and Teaching, 46-52, edited by Antoinette Burton (Washington DC: American Historical Association, 2013).
- “Colonial Peru” and “Colonial Ecuador” Sections, Handbook of Latin American Studies (annotations of over 70 recent publications within the field, with historiographical essays). (Washington DC: Library of Congress, 2012).
* These books have been honored with prizes including the 2018 Murdo MacLeod Prize (best book on Latin America, Caribbean, borderlands), Southern Historical Association, Latin American Section; the 2018 Bandelier/Lavrin Prize (best book on colonial period), Rocky Mountain Council for Latin American Studies; the 2006-7 Murdo MacLeod Prize (best book), Latin American Section, Southern Historical Association; the 2007 Thomas McGann Prize (best book), Rocky Mountain Conference on Latin American Studies and a 2006 Honorable Mention, Premio Silvio Zavala (best book on colonial Americas), Instituto Panamericano de Geografía e Historia, Organization of American States