BA in History/ Geography, University of Augsburg (Germany), 2014
MA in Historical Sciences, University of Augsburg, 2016
MA in Interdisciplinary European Studies, University of Augsburg, 2017
Colonial Latin America
Migration and Settlement Patterns
Cartography & GIS
"Migration, Integration, and Coercion in Spanish Louisiana, 1762-1803"
My research interests broadly encompass transatlantic history in the early modern period, from 1450 to 1850. Geographically, my focus is on Latin America and Europe. I am particularly interested in colonial Louisiana, the circum-Caribbean, and Bourbon Spain.
My current project investigates migration and settlement patterns, immigration policies, and discourses on foreigners in eighteenth-century Louisiana. I am particularly concerned with questions of ethnicity, integration, and identity in the early modern transatlantic empires of France and Spain. I am also interested in Digital Humanities, especially the use of GIS technology to create ethnolinguistic maps of the eighteenth-century Mississippi Valley.