Kelsey Salvesen

Ph.D. Candidate

B.A. French and International Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2011)

M.A. History, University of Pennsylvania (2014)


Early North American History--colonization through Reconstruction (Daniel Richter)

Religion in North America (Sarah Barringer Gordon)

Gender and Empire (Kathleen Brown)



Daniel Richter (Primary Advisor)

Sarah Barringer Gordon

Kathleen Brown


Dissertation: "The Women Who Financed New France: Female Patronage and the Construction of Empire in the Early French Atlantic"

Research Interests: 

Gender, race, and religion in early North America; the French colonization of North America; American religious history; missionaries and Amerindian Christians; Catholic nuns and empire; gender and education; literacies; textiles; embroidery.