I am a historian at Williams College in western Massachusetts. I use my scholarship and teaching to build stronger understandings of Indigenous peoples--past and present--and the complex relationships they have developed with place, heritage, and colonization. I explore the stories diverse communities tell about history, and how accountings of the past can assist us in creating more just and sustainable futures for humans and the earth. I live and work in the Native Northeast/New England. I am committed to highlighting new approaches to this region as well as its far-reaching connections to North American and global communities.
My book Memory Lands, published by Yale University Press (Jan. 2018), has been awarded the Berkshire Conference of Women Historians 2019 book award, the Peter J. Gomes Memorial Book Prize from the Massachusetts Historical Society, and Honorable Mention for the National Council on Public History 2019 book award. It will be released in paperback in November 2019.
Upcoming & recent author events
Nov. 13, 2019: Lecture at Harvard University, History and Literature Program. Cambridge MA, 6 p.m.
Nov. 8: Book talk, Amherst Historical Society and Museum, Amherst MA, noon.
Nov. 6, 2019: “Natick and the Memoryscapes of King Philip’s War.” Natick Historical Society and Bacon Free Library, Natick MA, 7 p.m.
Oct. 23: Book talk at Pilgrim Hall Museum. Plymouth MA, 7 p.m.
Oct. 19, 2019: “Legacies of 1619: Afro-Native Connections.” With Prof. Kendra Field, Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston MA, 4 p.m. (free, registration requested)
July 17, 2019: Book talk at Woodman Museum, Dover NH
July 6, 2019: John Quinlan Murphy Memorial Lecture, Redwood Library & Athenaeum, Newport RI, 3 p.m. (Free, registration requested)
June 18, 2019: Book talk, State Library of Massachusetts, Boston MA, noon.
April 11, 2019: Keynote with Lisa Brooks, Brown University, Providence RI, 10 a.m.
Top image: Trustom Pond by Narragansett Bay and Long Island Sound. Photograph by Christine DeLucia.