Maeve Kane

Assistant Professor

Ph.D., Cornell Univeristy
M.A., Cornell University
B.A., Macalester College

060S Social Science
Phone: (518) 442-5300
Fax: (518) 442-5301

Research Interests:

My research focuses on the social and economic history of gender, race and culture contact in early America and the early modern Atlantic world, with a focus on clothing as a site of conflict over religion, sovereignty and political economy. My current project, Shirts Powdered Red, examines Iroquois womens's labor and consumer choices from first contact through the reservation period of the mid-nineteenth century. My work is interdisciplinary and draws on material culture, archaeology, art and digital methods to examine economic change and consumer agency. As an extension of my interest in material culture and consumerism, I am also interested in the construction of race and authenticity in public history through historical reenactments and hobbyist living history.

I am interested in directing graduate and undergraduate research on race, consumerism, gender performance and colonialism in early America, as well as work which incorporates digital quantitative and ethno-historical methods.

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