Makiki A. Reuvers

PhD Student
Clio Co-President, 2017-2018

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 spaces of interaction between indigenous peoples and settlers on the southern Appalachian frontier in the late 18th century.