Expert on history of gender, race, and European colonialism, with special emphasis on the social history of the Atlantic world.
- Historical constructions of gender and race
- European colonialism
- The Atlantic slave trade
- Gender and women's history
- The Dr. Brenda Pfaehler Award of Excellence, Center for Educational Opportunity, UW- Madison
- University Housing’s Honored Instructor Award, UW-Madison
- Mary Maples Dunn Prize for the best article in early American women’s history.