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Bowman and Gordon Gray Distinguished Term Professor
466 Pauli Murray Hall
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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 cross-cultural relations on North American borderlands. She researches and writes about how various American Indian, European, and African men and women interacted from the sixteenth through early nineteenth centuries.

Some Notable Publications

  • 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

Courses Taught (as schedule allows)

For current information about course offerings, click here.

  • HIST/AMST 110 —Native North America
  • HIST 124 – U.S. History Through Film
  • HIST 127—History of the United States to 1865
  • HIST 355—American Women’s History to 1865
  • HIST 561—The American Colonial Experience
  • HIST 564—Revolution and Nation-Making in America, 1763-1815
  • HIST 691—Honors in History
  • HIST 692—Honors in History
  • HIST 831—Readings in Early American History