Makiki A. Reuvers

PhD Student

B.A., summa cum laude, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities (2016)

Advisor: Dan Richter

Research Interests: 

My primary research interests center on borderland spaces in Colonial & Early America. Through my undergraduate thesis I examined how cross-cultural physical and ideological conflicts manifested as spectral threats in settler narratives in the 18th century Mississippi River Valley.

In my work here at Penn I will continue pursuing my interest in Early American borderland spaces and probe questions surrounding the ever-transforming realities of race, religion, and culture within these physical and ideological American landscapes.

With my current research I am expanding my geographic exploration of borderlands by looking at occurrences of violence among and between indigenous and colonial populations in 17th century borderlands across North America and New France.

Courses Taught: 

HIST 011: Deciphering America (Fall 2018)
HIST 171: The American South, 1865 - Present (Spring 2018)
HIST 170: The American South to 1865 (Fall 2017)