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Assistant Professor
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Native American, Women and Gender, Early America, Slavery
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About Me


Hayley received her Ph.D. in History from New York University in 2018. She joined the faculty at UIC after completing a year-long dissertation fellowship at the McNeil Center for Early American Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. Her work has been supported by the McNeil Center, the Mellon Foundation, the John Carter Brown Library, the Huntington Library, the Jamestowne Society, and the Virginia Historical Society. Her book chapter “Native Women Work the Ground: Civility and Enslavement in the Early American South” is forthcoming in Atlantic Environments in the American South (University of Georgia Press). At UIC she is teaching graduate and undergraduate classes on Native American history, women and gender in the Atlantic World, and early America. Once an active organizer in the NoDAPL movement in NYC, she is also interested in how contemporary Native nations are reframing conversations around sovereignty, the environment, citizenship, and gender equality to defend their rights and territories on the national and international stage. She is looking forward to working with the Native community at UIC and within Chicago more broadly.


Recent Publications

“Native Women Work the Ground”

Media Coverage
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
North America, United States
Expertise by Chronology
17th century, 18th century, Early Modern
Expertise by Topic
Children & Youth, Environment, Indigenous Peoples, Labor, Law, Race, Sexual Violence, Slavery, Women