Makiki A. Reuvers

PhD Student
University of Pennsylvania DC Alumni Fellow 2018-2019

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.

My current research at Penn expands on my geographic exploration of borderlands by looking at transformations of race, empire, and colonial rule in seventeenth century New England and Iroquoia during King William's War.

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)