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First Name
Alaina E.
Last Name
University of Pittsburgh
Website URL
African American, Native American, African Diaspora, nineteenth century, 19th century, United States, West, South, race, family, migration, Black, Indian, Black Indian, Indigenous, Indigenous people, mixed race, mixed-race, Black-Indian, family history, Civil War, Reconstruction, tribal citizenship, Native American citizenship, museums
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About Me

Alaina E. Roberts is a historian of African American and Native American life in the Civil War and Reconstruction Eras.

She writes, teaches, and presents public talks about Black and Native history in the West, family history, slavery in the Five Tribes (the Chickasaw, Choctaw, Cherokee, Creek, and Seminole Nations), Native American enrollment politics, Indigeneity in North America and across the globe, Black and Native American portrayals in the media, and identity.

Dr. Roberts is currently an Assistant Professor of History at the University of Pittsburgh. She holds a Doctorate in History from Indiana University and received her Bachelor of Arts in History, with honors, from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Recent Publications

Some of my public writing:

Media Coverage
Country Focus
United States
Expertise by Geography
North America
Expertise by Chronology
19th century
Expertise by Topic
American Civil War, Colonialism, Emancipation, Family, Indigenous Peoples, Migration & Immigration, Museums, Public History, Race, Slavery