- The Enlightenment on Trial: Ordinary Litigants and Colonialism in the Spanish Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 2017.
- 2018 Murdo MacLeod Prize (best book on Latin America, Caribbean, borderlands), Southern Historical Association, Latin American Section
- 2018 Bandelier/Lavrin Prize (best book on colonial period), Rocky Mountain Council for Latin American Studies.
- 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)
- 2006-7 Murdo MacLeod Prize (best book), Latin American Section, Southern Historical Association
- 2007 Thomas McGann Prize (best book), Rocky Mountain Conference on Latin American Studies
- 2006 Honorable Mention, Premio Silvio Zavala (best book on colonial Americas), Instituto Panamericano de Geografía e Historia, Organization of American States
- 2002 Lewis Hanke Prize (research reward for first book project), Conference on Latin American History
- “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.
- “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).