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Dr Jane Dinwoodie

Dr Jane Dinwoodie

Research Fellow, Jesus College


Biography:

I am a historian of the United States and Indigenous America. Much of my research centres on Indian removal – a wave of federally-sponsored efforts to forcibly relocate indigenous communities from their homelands east of the Mississippi River to new lands in the West, which peaked following the Indian Removal Act of 1830 – and, in particular, the experiences of the thousands of individuals, families, and communities that successfully avoided it. I am also interested in indigenous experiences of the American Civil War and “Greater Reconstruction”, the United States’ continental Indian policies, and the global dimensions of American and indigenous histories.

I received my BA in History from Cambridge University in 2011, my MPhil in Historical Studies from Cambridge University in 2012, and my DPhil in History from Oxford University in 2017. In the 2016-17 academic year, I was an Advisory Council Dissertation Fellow at the McNeil Center for Early American Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. My research has been generously supported by a variety of associations, including the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council, the American Historical Association, the Organization of American Historians, the Royal Historical Society, and the Rothermere American Institute at Oxford University, among others.

Subject groups/Research projects

American History:

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Keywords

  • American History