Fields of Interest:
History of cartography, comparative history of
cartographic design, origins of large-scale coastal mapping (Africa, 15th
century), Mercator's Projection, historical applications of GIS to
portolan (navigational) charts, GIS especially Shuttle Radar Topography
Mission data, impact of rising sea levels on West Africa including
conservation, food scarcity, comparative history of navigation, Games in
World History/World History in Games
*Oxford Map Companion to World History* (in progress)
*Map Projections: A User's Guide* (ESRI press in progress; user's guide
to the mathematics of visualization)
Portuguese Mapping the African Coast
Mapping West Africa & the Discovery of "America"
Latitude and the Origins of Global Navigation
Conservation mapping, global warming, impact of rising sea levels on
wildlife refuges and European/Siberian piscatory bird nurseries
ESRI MapBook 25th anniversary edition. (Relands, Calif., 2010)
"Impact of Rising Sea levels at Cabo Blanco"
Global Warming: African Coastlines Under Threat
Reconstruction/animation of the oldest, continually operating slave port in Africa (computer assisted archeology using LIDAR scans)
"The Four Most Famous Jewish Scientists You have Hever Heard of," The Fare of Islamic and Jewish Science in the
Renaissance, History of Trigonometry in the Renaissance.
Post colonial theory (literary studies only) Latin
American Subaltern Studies (literary theory), Jewish & Islamic influences
on the political construction of Latin America:
*To Love, Honor, and Obey in Mexico: Conflicts over Choice of Marriage Partners, 1574-1821*
*Ceremonies of Possession in Europe's Conquest of the New World*
*American Pentimento: The Invention of Indians and the Pursuit of Riches*
*José Limón and La Malinche: The Dancer and the Dance*
"Failing to Marvel: Atahualpa's Encounter with the Word"
"Colonial and Postcolonial Discourse,"
"More Postcolonial Discourses"
"Conquest of the Americas" in Cambridge Illustrated History of Warfare ed. Geoffrey Parker
American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) (2007-08)
Digital Humanities Fellowship,
National Endowment for the Humanities Digital Start-up grant (2007-10)
Fellowship, MIT Science, Technology, & Society Program 2001-02)
Best Book in Atlantic History (American Pentimento),
Best Book in Latin American History (To Love)
2nd best book in Latin American Stuides (To Love)
also several prizes for articles, websites
World History Through Games/Games in World History;