I was born in Manila and grew up, mostly, in Vancouver. I received my BA from UBC in 1995 and my PhD in early modern European history from Emory University in 2004.
I am interested in 17th- and 18th-century French history, particularly the reign of Louis XIV, the famous Sun King, and in military history. I am currently working on a book on 1709, a year of military, political, economic and ecological crises in France. I also produce a podcast, Great Battles in History.
I am willing to supervise graduate students in all areas of early modern French history and early modern military history.
"Absolutist France to 1715" In The Routledge Handbook of French French History. Edited by David Andress. Forthcoming.
"The Survival of France: Logistics and Strategy in the 1709 Flanders Campaign." The Journal of Military History 84 (October 2020), 1021-1050.
"Crisis and Survival: Government in the Provinces during the Third Reign." In The Third Reign of Louis XIV. Edited by Julia Prest and Guy Rowlands. Routledge, 2017.