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BA Stanford University, 1992
PhD University of California, Davis, 2001

Research Interests

Kathleen DuVal’s research focuses on early America, particularly how various Native American, European, and African women and men interacted from the sixteenth through early nineteenth centuries.

Some Notable Publications

  • Native Nations: A Millennium in North America (forthcoming, Random House, April 2024)
  • Give Me Liberty!, 7th edition, co-authored with Eric Foner and Lisa McGirr (Norton, 2022)
  • Independence Lost: Lives on the Edge of the American Revolution (Random House, 2015)
  • Interpreting a Continent: Voices from Colonial America, co-edited with John DuVal (Rowman & Littlefield, 2009)
  • The Native Ground: Indians and Colonists in the Heart of the Continent (Early American Studies Series, University of Pennsylvania Press, 2006)
  • “Indian Intermarriage and Métissage in Colonial Louisiana,” William and Mary Quarterly 65 (April 2008), 267–304
  • “Cross-Cultural Crime and Osage Justice in the Western Mississippi Valley,” Ethnohistory (Fall 2007), 697–722
  • “Debating Identity, Sovereignty, and Civilization: The Arkansas Valley after the Louisiana Purchase,” Journal of the Early Republic (Spring 2006), 25–59

Graduate Students

  • This faculty member is accepting applicants for the 2024-2025 application cycle
  • Skye Brenner (Co-Advised with Katherine Turk)
  • Nicholas Sifford (Co-Advised with Antwain Hunter)
  • Frankie Bauer (Co-Advised with Daniel Cobb)

Courses Taught (as schedule allows)

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