Maeve Kane is an assistant professor in the Department of History at the University at Albany, State University of New York.  She received her PhD in American History from Cornell University and is currently revising a manuscript titled Shirts Powdered Red: Iroquois Women and the Politics of Atlantic Consumer Civility, 1600-1860.  The book argues that Haudenosaunee women of the Six Nations Iroquois used the Atlantic world of goods to shape their communities’ engagement with settler colonialism and reject colonialist constructions of civility and savagery.  Kane’s research focuses on questions of community and identity formation, drawing on material culture, archaeology, economic history, and digital history to examine indigenous women’s agency.  She teaches courses on Native history, early America, race and consumer culture, public history, and digital humanities methods.  She also gives talks for public audiences and National Endowment for the Humanities Teachers’ Institutes on women’s history, New York history, and Native history.

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