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 finishing a manuscript titled Shirts Powdered Red: Haudenosaunee Women and Three Centuries of Exchange, 1600-1860 under contract with Cornell University Press.  This 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. 

Maeve’s research focuses on questions of community and identity formation and uses 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, senior learning groups, and National Endowment for the Humanities Teachers’ Institutes on women’s history, New York history, and Native history.

Please email mkane2 @ if you’d like to arrange a talk for your group!