2020 ‘Potatoes & The Pursuit of Happiness’ won a Sophie Coe Prize Commendation.
2020 To Feast on Us as their Prey: Cannibalism in the Early Modern Atlantic (I contributed a chapter) received the Association for the Study of Food and Society’s 2020 Book Award.
2018 ‘The Pleasures of Taxonomy: Casta Paintings, Classification and Colonialism’ was awarded the Douglass Adair Memorial Award.
2017 ‘The Pleasures of Taxonomy: Casta Paintings, Classification and Colonialism’ won the Lester J. Cappon Prize.
2013 – The Body of the Conquistador received the Conference on Latin American History’s Bolton-Johnson Prize.
2011 ‘If You Eat Their Food…Diets and Bodies in Early Colonial Spanish America’ was awarded the Awarded the Agricultural History Society’s Wayne D. Rasmussen Award.
2008 The Return of the Native: Indians and Mythmaking in Spanish America received the Conference on Latin American History’s Bolton-Johnson Prize Honorable Mention.
2020 I became a Fellow of the British Academy
2020 I was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts
2015 I became a Fellow of Royal Historical Society
My book Body of the Conquistador won the 2013 Bolton-Johnson Prize for Best Book in English on Latin American History