Areas of specialization: early America, history of a American Indians, Spanish Borderlands, history of the American South.
Colonial America, especially the American South and Spanish borderlands; History of Amerindians; the History of communication and information.
My first book, Informed Power: Communication in the Early American South maps the intricate, intersecting channels of information exchange in the early American South, exploring how people in the colonial world came into possession of vital knowledge in a region that lacked a regular mail system or a printing press until the 1730s.
I have published several article on these topics in Ethnohistory, The William and Mary Quarterly, Native South, Early American Studies, and Common-Place.
My current research is on the multiple fronts of Queen Anne's War (1702-1713). And I have two concurrent collaborative projects.