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University of Oklahoma
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Tema de investigaciones:
la mosquitia nicaragüense y hondureña en la época colonial; imaginación geográfica y la cartografía histórica; historia ambiental; identidad étnica
Tesis de doctorado:
The Miskitu Kingdom. Landscape and the Emergence of a Miskitu Ethnic Identity, Northeastern Nicaragua and Honduras, 1600-1800. Ph. D. diss., University of Texas, Austin, 1999.

“An Historical Geography of Chicle and Tunu Gum Production in Northeastern Nicaragua.” Conference of Latin Americanist Geographers 24 (1998): 57-74.

“Tierras indígenas en la historia de la Costa Caribe nicaragüense.” In Diagnóstico General sobre la Tenencia de la Tierra en las Comunidades Indígenas de la Costa Atlántica. Macro General, edited by Peter H. Dana, Edmund T. Gordon, Galio C. Gurdian and Charles R. Hale, 9-35. Austin, Bluefields, Bilwi: Central American and Caribbean Research Council (CCARC), 1998.

“British Logwood Extraction from the Mosquitia: The Origin of a Myth.” Hispanic American Historical Review 80, no. 1 (2000): 113-135.

“The Sambo and Tawira Miskitu: The Colonial Origins and Geography of Miskitu Differentiation in Eastern Nicaragua and Honduras.” Ethnohistory 49, no. 2 (2002): 319-372.

“Ecología Cultural Miskita en los años 1650-1850.” Wani 30 (2002): 42-59.

“Narrating Place and Identity, or Mapping Miskitu Land Claims in Northeastern Nicaragua.” Human Organization 62, no. 4 (2003): 382-392.

“The Territorial Turn: Making Black Communities in Pacific Colombia.” Journal of Latin American Geography 2, no. 1 (2003): 43-73.

“Historical Political Ecology: An Introduction.” Historical Geography 32 (2004): 19-42.

“The Geographical Imagination, Resource Economies, and Nicaraguan Incorporation of the Mosquitia, 1838-1909.” In Territories, Commodities and Knowledges: Latin American Environmental Histories in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, edited by Christian Brannstrom, 50-89. London: Institute for the Study of the Americas, 2004.

“La Nueva Política Geográfica Indígena y Negra en América Latina.” Wani 43 (2005): 10-27.

“O Mapeas o te Mapean: Mapeo Indígena y Negro en América Latina,” In Región, espacio y territorio, edited by Luis Carlos Jiménez Reyes (Bogotá: Universidad Nacional de Colombia, 2006): 37 – 64.

“Creating Mosquitia: Mapping Amerindian Spatial Practices in Eastern Central America, 1629-1779.” Journal of Historical Geography 33, no. 2 (2007): 254-282.

“El mapeo de la mosquitia colonial y las practicas espaciales de los pueblos mosquitos.” Mesoamérica 50, no. June (2008): 1-36.

(con Mary Finley-Brook) “Bounding the Commons: Land Demarcation in Northeastern Nicaragua.” Bulletin of Latin American Research 28, no. 3 (2009): 343-363.

“Race and Place in Colonial Mosquitia.” In Between Race and Place: Blacks and Blackness in Central America and the Mainland Caribbean, edited by Lowell Gudmundson and Justin Wolfe. Durham: Duke University Press, 2010.

(con Jordana Dym), eds. Mapping Latin America: Space and Society, 1492-2000. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2010.