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Auburn University
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Native South, Early America, Spanish Florida, Expeditions
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About Me

Aubrey Lauersdorf is an Assistant Professor of History at Auburn University. She is a historian of early North America, specializing in the Native South. Her research interests include Indigenous politics and diplomacy, Indigenous-settler relations, expeditions, captivity, and women and gender.

Her book project, “Apalachee Coast: Indigenous Power in the Colonial Gulf South,” examines how the Apalachees, an Indigenous polity in the modern-day Florida panhandle, leveraged their relationships with the Spaniards and Indigenous neighbors to dominate the Gulf South in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.

Dr. Lauersdorf received her PhD in history from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she was a member of the prestigious Royster Society of Fellows. She has presented her research at conferences and workshops across the United States and abroad.

Recent Publications
Media Coverage
Country Focus
United States
Expertise by Geography
Atlantic, North America, United States
Expertise by Chronology
2, 3, 4
Expertise by Topic
American Founding Era, Colonialism, Diplomacy, Gender, Indigenous Peoples, Local & Regional, Rebellion & Revolution, Women