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Shirts Powdered Red: Iroquois Women and the Politics of Consumer Civility, 1614-1860
Manuscript in progress

Education

2014
PhD, American History
Cornell University
Shirts Powdered Red: Iroquois Women and the Politics of Consumer Civility, 1614-1860
Advisor Jon Parmenter
Committee Members
Mary Beth Norton, Rachel Weil and Kurt Jordan

2010
MA, American History
Cornell University

2008
BA, Linguistics and History
Macalester College
magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
History honors: “Visible Civility: Native Representations in Image and Material Culture.”

Academic Positions

Assistant Professor, Department of History 2014 – present
University at Albany, State University of New York

Teaching Assistant, Departments of History and American Studies 2009-2011
Cornell University

Publications

“For Wagrassero’s Son: Colonialism and the Structure of Indigenous Women’s Social Connections, 1690-1730.” The Journal of Early American History 7, no. 2 (Fall 2017): 89-114.

“Covered with Such a Cappe: The Archaeology of Seneca Clothing 1615-1820.” Ethnohistory 61, no. 1 (Winter 2014): 1-25.

Fellowships, Grants and Awards

2016

Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship, New York Historical Society

2016

National Endowment for the Humanities Postdoctoral Fellowship, Library Company of Philadelphia

2015

University at Albany College of Arts and Sciences Travel Grant

2015

University at Albany Joint Labor Management Professional Development Grant

2013-2014
Cornell University Graduate School SAGE Fellowship

2012
Historical Society of Pennsylvania Andrew W Mellon Fellowship

2012
Cornell University Provost’s Dissertation Fellowship for Diversity in the Academy

2012
Cornell University Department of History Ihlder Dissertation Writing Fellowship

2012
Ernest and Salli Benedict Memorial Iroquois Studies Travel Grant

2012
Paul W Gates Memorial Fund Travel Grant

2012
Cornell University Graduate School International Travel Research Grant

2011
Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies Teaching Fellowship

2011
Newberry Library Consortium for American Indian Studies Travel Grant

2011
David Library of the American Revolution Travel Grant

2011
Huntington Library Andrew W Mellon Residential Fellowship

2011
Cornell University Einaudi International Center Travel Grant

2011
Cornell University American Studies Department Research Grant

2011
Silbey Foundation for Research in American Political Culture Research Grant

2010
New York State Archives Hackman Research Residency

2010
Cornell University American Studies Department Research Grant

2009
Cornell University Archaeology Program Hirsch Research Grant

2009
Newberry Library Consortium for American Indian Studies Residential Fellowship

2008-2009
Cornell University Graduate School SAGE Fellowship

Presentations

2018

Roundtable discussion. “Teaching Vast Early America in the US Survey.” Omohundro Institute for Early American History and Culture Annual Meeting.

2018

Guest scholar, Fort Ticonderoga Teachers’ Institute, “Forgotten: Overlooked Participants in the American Revolution.”

2018

Panel discussion, “Ticonderoga After Hours,” Fort Ticonderoga Teachers’ Institute.

2018

“Iroquois Women in the Seven Years’ War,” Fort Ligonier Seven Years’ War Symposium.

2017

Panel discussion, “Women’s Rights in New York History,” Senate House State Historic Site.

2017

Roundtable discussion. “Omeka, Neatline & Curatescape for Small Museums.” Researching New York Conference.

2017

“Admitted into the Great American Family: Homespun Future and Market Past on Iroquois Reservations 1800-1850.” Society of Historians of the Early American Republic.

2017

“We are Real Indians in Our Everys: Caroline Parker, Lewis Henry Morgan, and Making a Modern Traditionality.” Berkshire Conference of Women Historians.

2015

A Company of These Women: Tiny Data, Digital Methods and Silence in the Archives of Native American Women’s History.”  Schleisinger Library of the Radcliffe Institute for Advance Study, Harvard University.  November 2015.

2015

“Shoe Buckles and Moccasins: Gendered Violence and Material Culture in the Iroquois-Anglo American Revolution.” Omohundro Institute for Early American History and Culture Annual Meeting.

2015

“A Company of These Women: Women’s Work in the Early Reservation Period.” Native American and Indigenous Studies Association Annual Meeting.

2015

“Visualizing Colonial Silences: The Digital Agnotology of Native Women’s History.” Women’s History in the Digital World, Bryn Mawr Greenfield Digital Center for the History of Women’s Education.

2015

“Tiny Data: Digital Humanities, Silence and Erasure in Native Women’s History.” Critical Ethnic Studies Association Annual Meeting.

2015

“To Interfere in this Expense: Sir William Johnson’s Wartime Indian Expenses.” Fort Ticonderoga War College.

2013
“Little Black Savages: Race, Religion and Family in Iroquois Mission Education.” Organization of American Historians Annual Meeting.

2013
“Coats in Unexpected Places: The Iroquois Consumer Revolution.” American Historical Association Annual Meeting.

2012
“Iroquois Family Networks and Colonialism.” American Society for Ethnohistory Annual Meeting.

2012
“So Prittily Ingaged in their Studies: Haudenosaunee Sovereignty at an Early Boarding School.” Conference for Iroquois Research.

2012
“Indian Origins and Indian Futures: Futurity in the Eighteenth Century Biblical Science of Human Origins.” McNeil Center for Early American History Works in Progress Seminar.

2011
“Cloth Prices and Agency in Iroquois Trade.” Conference for Iroquois Research.

2011
“Four Hands of Long Cloth: Iroquois Trade in the Seventeenth Century.” Cornell University Americas Colloquium.

2011
“Plume and Plate: The Economic Life of Iroquois Reservations During the War of 1812.” Cornell University Americas Colloquium.

2010
“They That Made the Men: The Labor of Women in Iroquois-British Diplomacy.” Native American and Indigenous Studies Association Annual Conference.

2010
“Her Daughter’s Blanket: Iroquois Women’s Use of Gift and Market Economies.” University of Urbana-Champaign Mysterious Things Women’s History Conference.

2010
“Women’s Work in the Diplomacy of the Middle Ground” University of Maryland Graduate History Conference. Winner, Best Paper.

2009
“A Fancy and Genius For Inventing New Fashions: The Archeology of Seneca Clothing.” Cornell University Americas Colloquium.

Digital Projects

Iroquois Economic and Religious Social Networks, 1690-1770
Presented at Ethnohistory 2012

Correlation of War and Trade Activity, 1600-1800
Analyzed in Chapters One and Two of my dissertation, “Four Hands of Long Cloth: Labor and Engagement with the Atlantic World of Goods, 1550-1700” and “A Lace’d Coat Unbuttoned: Cultural Entanglement and European Millenarianism, 1650-1750”

Iroquois Engagement with European Trade, 1670-1770
Presented in part at the 2013 AHA and the 2011 Conference for Iroquois Research

Teaching Experience

Undergraduate Teaching, University at Albany
AHIS 100: Introduction to American Political and Social History I, Nominated, 2016 Faculty/Student Engagement Award
AHIS 290: Introduction to Digital History, UAlbany President’s Award for Exemplary Public Engagement 2017
AHIS 300: American Indians and the United States
AHIS 305: Colonial America to 1763
AHIS 316: Workers and Work in America
AHIS 407/ADOC407: Practicum in Digital History and Methods (mixed graduate and undergraduate enrollment), UAlbany President’s Award for Exemplary Public Engagement 2017
AHIS 498: Undergraduate Honors Thesis
UUNI 350: Race and Gender in Albany. Co-taught with Dr. Sami Schalk, English.

Graduate Teaching, University at Albany
AHIS 601: Race and Gender in Early American Consumer Culture
AHIS 606/596: Practicum in Digital History and Methods (mixed graduate and undergraduate enrollment), UAlbany President’s Award for Exemplary Public Engagement 2017
AHIS 897: Directed Reading in Native American Land and Law
AHIS 897: Directed Reading in Removal-Era Sovereignties and Law
AHIS 897: Directed Reading in Comparative Imperialisms
AHIS 897: Directed Reading in Anti-colonial and Feminist Research Methods
AHIS 897: Directed Reading in New Netherland History
AHIS 897: Directed Reading in New York Native History

Museum Experience

2003-2007
Costume Department Specialist and Seamstress
Historic Murphy’s Landing Village Museum, Three Rivers Park District of Scott County, Shakopee, MN

2004-2006
Collections Management Intern
Minnesota History Center, Historic Fort Snelling, Minnesota Historical Society

Professional Service

Technical advisor, Albany YMCA Healthy Historic Walking Path project.

Member, Board of Trustees, Historic Cherry Hill House Museum. Albany, NY.

June 2015.
Chair, “Great Lakes History and Literature.” Panel for the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association Annual Meeting. June 2015.

January 2013.
Organizer. “Global Consumer Revolutions: Iroquoia, Japan and South Africa in the Early Modern Period.”
Panel for the American Historical Association Annual Meeting. Co-sponsored by the World History Association.

April 2013.
Organizer. “Race, Religion and Education in Antebellum America.”
Panel for the Organization of American Historians Annual Meeting.

2010-2012.
Organizer and Speaker, Professionalization Workshop Series.
Graduate History Association, Department of History, Cornell University.

2010-2011
Treasurer, Graduate History Association.
Department of History, Cornell University.

Research Languages

German
Reading and writing proficiency
Modern and Fraktur

Dutch
Reading proficiency
Modern and Early Modern

French
Reading proficiency
Modern

Digital Humanities

Gephi and Cytoscape social network analysis
D3 Javascript data visualization, JQuery, AJAX
Ruby 2, Ruby on Rails 4 & 5
MySQL, SQLite3, PostgreSQL database servers
ESRI ArcGIS and QGIS
Twine Javascript, Harlowe and Sugarcube, supervision of student multimedia network storytelling projects
Omeka, Neatline, and Curatescape installations and supervision of student projects

Updated January 2018