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College of William & Mary
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Native American, Gender and Sexuality, French imperialism, Early America
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Michaela is currently researching a dissertation that focuses on Illinois country in the 17th and 18th centuries. Her project works to recover the ways in which gender and sexuality structured Illinois society in order to better understand the course of French colonization in the region. She is particularly interested in questions of gender and sexuality, Native power, and imperialism.

Michaela graduated in 2011 from Vassar College with a Bachelors degree in History, English, and French. In 2013, she completed her Masters in History and Literature with Columbia University. Her History Masters thesis at William & Mary, completed in 2015, examined the 1834 Mashpee Revolt in the context of constructions of sovereignty and citizenship in Jacksonian New England. She has taught the American survey course through 1877 and early Native history, as well as site-specific courses covering Virginia from the American Revolution through the Civil War.

Recent Publications
Media Coverage
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
North America
Expertise by Chronology
17th century, 18th century
Expertise by Topic
Colonialism, Family, Gender, Indigenous Peoples, Sexuality, Sexual Violence, Women